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Who’s in Poverty in California?

This interactive shows 2019 poverty rates across demographic groups in California, according to the California Poverty Measure (CPM). It shows poverty rates by age, education, employment, family composition, immigrant status, and race/ethnicity. The CPM is a joint research effort between PPIC and the Stanford Center on Poverty and Inequality that, unlike the official poverty measure, takes into account the cost of living and resources from social safety net programs.

For more information or questions, please contact Caroline DanielsonPatricia Malagon, and Sarah Bohn.


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