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Philadelphia to pay pregnant women $1K per month


March 23, 2023 2:32pm EDT
Philadelphia to pay pregnant women $1K per month
Pregnant Philadelphians must live in 3 specific neighborhoods to receive the money

By Julia Musto | Fox News

The Philadelphia Department of Public Health announced Monday that a city program aims to provide pregnant residents with $1,000 monthly cash payments with the goal of improving birth outcomes.

The Philly Joy Bank is a guaranteed income pilot of the Philadelphia Community Action Network, a collective impact stakeholder group focused on reducing racial disparities in infant mortality.

After securing some funding from the William Penn Foundation and Spring Point Partners, 250 pregnant Philadelphians will receive the cash payments.

To be eligible, the residents must live in the Cobbs Creek, Strawberry Mansion or Nicetown-Tioga neighborhoods, which have the highest rates of very low birth weight and have a household income of less than $100,000 per year annually.


It'll be interesting to see what happens.  My guess is the money will generally be wasted, and the improvement to outcomes will be minimal.

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