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Sarah Bohn
Director of Research and Senior Fellow

John and Louise Bryson Chair in Policy Research

415-291-4413
Expertise:

California economy, poverty and income distribution, higher education and workforce

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Sarah Bohn is director of research and a senior fellow at the Public Policy Institute of California, where she holds the John and Louise Bryson Chair in Policy Research. She is also a member of the PPIC Higher Education Center. As director of research, she works with PPIC staff to bring high-quality, nonpartisan research to important policy issues in California. Her own research focuses on the role of social safety net policy and education policy in alleviating poverty and enhancing economic mobility. Her other areas of expertise include immigration policy, the workforce skills gap, and California’s economy. Her work has been published in major academic journals, including the American Economic Review, Demography, American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, and The Review of Economics and Statistics. She holds a PhD in economics from the University of Maryland, College Park.

curriculum vitae

Child Poverty in California
Poverty in California
The Working Poor in California
Career Technical Education in California
Californians and the 2020 Census
California’s Future
California’s Future: Economy
Reducing Child Poverty in California: A Look at Housing Costs, Wages, and the Safety Net
Higher Education in California
Higher Education in California: Addressing California’s Skills Gap
Higher Education in California: Expanding College Access
The California Economy: Employment Update
The California Economy: Unemployment Update
Geography of Child Poverty in California
Improving California Children’s Participation in Nutrition Programs
Career Technical Education in Health: An Overview of Student Success at California’s Community Colleges
Health Training Pathways at California’s Community Colleges
Income Inequality and the Safety Net in California
Will California Run Out of College Graduates?
The California Economy: Underemployed and Discouraged Workers
Child Poverty and the Social Safety Net in California
California’s Health Workforce Needs: Training Allied Workers
California’s Need for Skilled Workers
The California Poverty Measure: A New Look at the Social Safety Net
The Impact of Budget Cuts on California’s Community Colleges
The Great Recession and Distribution of Income in California
Immigrants and the Labor Market
Lessons from the 2007 Legal Arizona Workers Act
New Patterns of Immigrant Settlement in California
Poverty in California Is High by Any Measure
Could Wildfires Affect the 2020 Census?
2020 Census: Counting the Inland Empire
2020 Census: Counting the San Joaquin Valley
Nearly Half of the Working Poor Are Working Full Time and Year Round
Video: 2020 Census: What’s at Stake for California?
The 2020 Census Is Critical for California
Retraining Workers for the Future Economy
Testimony: Safety Net Plays Key Role in Reducing Poverty
Examining the Federal EITC’s Impact on Poverty
Legislative District Data Offers Close-Up View of Poverty
Is College Worth it? What Graduates Say
Educational Progress Stalls in California
Child Poverty and California’s High Cost of Living
Bridging Equity Gaps in Health Career Training
Moving up the Health Career Ladder
Spending on Corrections and Higher Education
Regional Higher Education Gap Grows
The Employment Value of Higher Education
Income and Inequality Vary Widely Across California
California’s New Tax Credit
Community Colleges and Career Technical Education
Poverty and Well-being in California
Testimony: Measuring Poverty
High Poverty Rate Persists
A California Earned Income Tax Credit
What the Unemployment Rate Doesn’t Show Us
Is California the Poorest State?
Testimony: Poverty and the Safety Net
Testimony: Measuring Poverty in California
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