The Abundant Birth Project Evaluation Study 

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What is the ABP Evaluation Study?

This research study is an evaluation of the Abundant Birth Project (ABP), a novel guaranteed income pilot for Black and Pacific Islander birthing people in San Francisco. The ABP evaluation will examine if providing unconditional cash supplements to Black and Pacific Islander mothers and birthing people improve health, wellbeing, and economic outcomes for these communities.

  UCSF and UCB Berkeley are partnering with Expecting Justice (ABP), who is implementing the program. Applications for the ABP program are now closed

pregnant black woman


Research Goals

To determine the impact of ABP program, we will conduct a mixed-methods process and outcomes evaluation with the following objectives:

  • Objective 1. To determine the feasibility and acceptability of administering and evaluating an income supplement to Black and PI pregnant women people.
  • Objective 2. To examine if additional income in pregnancy suggests improvements in maternal and infant health outcomes, including mental health and stress.
  • Objective 3. To understand how a monthly income supplement impacts financial precarity, employment, and benefit utilization.


Who can participate in the ABP Evalutation Study?

There are 2 ways to enter the ABP Evaluation study.

  1. ABP Program Participants in San Francisco

Applications for the ABP program are now closed. Participation in the Evaluation Study is completely voluntary, confidential, and does not in any way affect your participation in the ABP program. At no time will information you share as part of the Evaluation Study be shared back with the ABP program.

  1. Pregnant people in nearby counties and San Francisco

The interest form for the ABP Evaluation study are now closed



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What does participation involve?

  • If you agree to participate in the ABP Evaluation Study, you will be asked to complete 4 surveys that will be conducted by one of our community researchers. You will be given a $100 gift card for completing each survey. 
  • You will be asked to complete monthly surveys that ask about your income and spending. Monthly surveys will take about 10-15 minutes to complete. You will be compensated $10 for each survey you complete.
  • Some participants will also be selected to participate in 2 interviews and would be compensated $100 for each interview. As an Evaluation Study participant, you would receive updates about the progress of the study.
  • We will ask for your permission to connect to other health data, including birth records. 







We have completed enrollment for the ABP Evaluation Study


The Abundant Birth Project Evaluation Study is funded by: