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June 01, 2016

Silicon Valley Company to Test 'Basic Income' Idea for Reducing Poverty

Y Combinator, one of Silicon Valley's most prominent business accelerators, will conduct a pilot study in Oakland, Calif., of providing people with enough money to cover basic liviing costs as a means of alleviating poverty, Fortune reports.  

The pilot program, which will include fewer than 100 people and run for six to 12 months, will help researchers develop methodology for a bigger study.

A group called GiveDirectly has been testing the basic-income idea in East Africa.