skip to Main Content


photo - Mom With Daughter Putting Groceries In Car Testimony: Access to Anti-Poverty Programs for Californians in Need In legislative testimony, PPIC’s Sarah Bohn discussed the economic effects of the current downturn and the role of safety net programs in addressing poverty and related challenges. Read More
photo - Mother and Children Playing Ball Outdoors Creating a Safety Net for Immigrant Communities Through Disaster Relief Aid for Immigrants, California has dedicated $75 million to assist undocumented immigrants affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. We talked with Joseph Villela, director of Policy and Advocacy at the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights, about his organization’s experience in helping create this emergency program. Read More
photo - US Capitol Federal Action—or Inaction—Will Shape California’s Recovery State policymakers have many options for helping promote an equitable recovery from the current downturn. But federal policy choices will have an outsized impact on California’s workers and families, especially in the short term. Read More
photo - Man at Kitchen Sink Looking Out Window Will This Recession Deepen California’s Economic Divide? The current downturn is having a disproportionate impact on low-income Californians and communities of color. Deliberate policy action can help create an equitable recovery and broaden long-term economic opportunity. Read More
photo - Graduate Hugging her Mother Video: Higher Education and Economic Opportunity in California An expert panel discusses a new PPIC report on the various economic benefits of a college degree and how California might expand access and completion. Read More
Back To Top