An unconditional prenatal cash benefit is associated with improved birth and early childhood outcomes for Metis families in Manitoba, Canada

In Manitoba, low-income pregnant women are  eligible for  the  Healthy Baby Prenatal Benefit (HBPB), which provides up  to  CAD $81.41/month during the  second and  third trimesters of  pregnancy. In research conducted in partnership with the Manitoba Metis Federation, we examined the association of the HBPB with Metis birth and early childhood outcomes.