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Commentary: An Equitable Recovery for California Requires Two Key Strategies January 25 2021 The current economic downturn has had an outsized impact on low-wage workers, communities of color, and women, and threatens to widen inequality. The right short- and long-term policies could help those most affected while broadening economic opportunity.
Broad Support for Job Training and Child Care to Boost Recovery December 11 2020 In the latest PPIC Statewide Survey, most Californians support key policy proposals to increase economic well-being and broaden opportunity.
The Economic Toll of COVID-19 on Women December 8 2020 The current downturn has created a gender divide in un- and underemployment in California, with an especially large impact on low-income women and women of color.
Emergency Child Care for Essential Workers April 15 2020 With most schools and many child care providers across California now closed, many essential workers could have a hard time arranging for care for their children. New state and federal policies take steps to help address this need.
1 in 4 Child Care Workers in California Lives in Poverty October 16 2018 While demand for preschools and child care is high in California, the state's child care workers—particularly women of color—are poorly paid and almost twice as likely to live in poverty than workers overall.