Oakland chosen for study that pays for your basic expenses

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Wednesday, June 1, 2016
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OAKLAND, Calif. (KGO) -- Would you be willing to participate in a study if someone paid your monthly rent and picked up the cost of food?

The city of Oakland has been chosen as the test site for a new pilot study on what people do and how they feel when their basic expenses are covered.

Y Combinator out of Silicon Valley is conducting the study and chose Oakland for its economically diverse population.

Researchers are hoping to find people from various socio-economic backgrounds to participate in this long term project.

Each participant will likely receive anywhere between $1,000 to $2,000 a month.

To get in contact with someone about the study, you can email them at: Basicincome@YCR.org

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