Primary Outcomes (explanation)
Our data collection plan includes one comprehensive baseline survey with each participant. The baseline survey will cover the following categories: demographics, education, employment, household composition, living arrangement, household expenditure, food availability, social network, personality traits, mental health, financial stress, economic situation (e.g., assets, rental, credit, insurance), and self-reported health measures.
We will also follow up multiple times with each participant on a subset of the baseline survey categories to analyze the program's short- and longer-term effects. The categories intrinsically characterizing the individuals are obviated. The focus in the follow-ups is on documenting the impact of GBI. The baseline survey contains basic variables for understanding and corroborating the demographic characteristics of the samples of treatment and comparison groups. These variables are fundamental to ensure comparability between treatment and control groups and to ensure that the comparisons between the groups provide direct estimates of the effect of GBI. In all of our data-collections rounds, we will combine survey instruments that have already been piloted and then have successfully been fielded when surveying disadvantaged individuals in different areas of the US. These data collections have already resulted in publications and working papers (García et al. 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021a 2021b). These surveys include permission requests to access administrative data and other information like credit-scores from the experiment participants.