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photo - Cafeteria Worker Wearing Mask and Cleaning Outside Table Commentary: An Equitable Recovery for California Requires Two Key Strategies 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. Read More
photo - Woman Examing Machine Part Broad Support for Job Training and Child Care to Boost Recovery In the latest PPIC Statewide Survey, most Californians support key policy proposals to increase economic well-being and broaden opportunity. Read More
photo - Cashier Scanning Products at a Grocery Store Wearing a Mask The Economic Toll of COVID-19 on Women 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. Read More
photo - Teachers and Toddlers in Daycare Emergency Child Care for Essential Workers 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. Read More
Happy teacher with a group of kids in a preschool. 1 in 4 Child Care Workers in California Lives in Poverty 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. Read More
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