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Child Poverty in California

Child poverty rates remain substantially higher than before the recession. According to official poverty statistics, 19.9% of children in California lived in families without enough…

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Poverty in California

Despite improvements, the official poverty rate remains high. According to official poverty statistics, 14.3% of Californians lacked enough resources—about $24,300 per year for a family…

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The Working Poor in California

Employment—even full-time employment—does not eliminate poverty. In 2016, more than 2 million Californians age 25–64 were working but still in poverty (13% of working adults…

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California’s State Budget: The Enacted 2018–19 Budget

K–12 and higher education continue to see funding increases in this year’s budget. The plan also expands support for working Californians and the homeless, while…

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PPIC Statewide Survey: Californians and Their Government

Key findings from the current survey: Democrat Gavin Newsom is likely voters’ top choice in the state’s gubernatorial primary; Republican John Cox and Democrat Antonio…

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Californians and the 2020 Census

The 2020 Census will provide a comprehensive snapshot of California. Every 10 years, as required by the Constitution, the US government undertakes a systematic effort…

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Earned Income Tax Credits in California

Earned Income Tax Credits assist low- and moderate-income workers. The federal and state Earned Income Tax Credits (EITC) are designed to boost earnings, especially among…

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The CalFresh Food Assistance Program

CalFresh is the largest food assistance program. The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)—called CalFresh in California and sometimes known as food stamps—is the largest food…

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