Sarah Bohn
Research Fellow
(415) 291-4413
California economy, poverty and income distribution, higher education and workforce
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Sarah Bohn is a research fellow at the Public Policy Institute of California and the PPIC Higher Education Center. A labor economist, she focuses on how policy affects individual and family economic well-being, with particular attention to low-income and vulnerable populations. Her recent research analyzes the latest data on income inequality and economic mobility across California, and she is conducting an in-depth study of pathways to in-demand technical careers through California community colleges. She has published research on poverty, income inequality, the workforce skills gap, California’s community colleges, and the labor market impact of immigration policy. She holds a PhD in economics from the University of Maryland, College Park.
California's Future  January 2016
Poverty in California  December 2015
Other Selected Publications

"Did the 2007 Legal Arizona Workers Act Reduce the State’s Unauthorized Immigrant Population?” (with Magnus Lofstrom and Steven Raphael), forthcoming, Review of Economics and Statistics.

"Immigration and Informal Labor” (with Emily Owens), Industrial Relations v. 51, No. 4, 2012.

"The Quantity and Quality of New Immigrants in the U.S.,” Review of Economics of the Household, v.8, n.1, 2010.