Testimony Using Basic Income to Meet the Needs of DC Communities
Elaine Maag
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Elaine Maag, Principal Research Associate in the Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center, testified before the Council of the District of Columbia’s Committee on Business and Economic Development. The hearing included a discussion on the “Child Wealth Building Act of 2021” (B24-236) and tax policy proposals to build wealth equity in the District’s covid-19 economic recovery plans. In her testimony, Elaine Maag provided an overview of the Thrive Project and the evidence-based benefits of universal basic income.

Research Areas Wealth and financial well-being Families Social safety net Children and youth State and local finance
Tags Poverty Welfare and safety net programs Economic well-being Families with low incomes Washington, DC, research initiative
Policy Centers Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center
Research Methods Community-engaged methods
Cities Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV