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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.
Looking Ahead to California’s 2021 Labor Market January 22 2021 With a surge in COVID-19 cases in recent months, employment in California has taken a hit. Given the continued challenges posed by the pandemic, what can we expect from the state’s labor market this year?
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.
Where California Stands with Women in the Legislature November 19 2020 Following the 2020 election, women will account for about one-third of California’s state legislators—as they did before the election. This is a smaller share than in neighboring states.
Gender Gaps in the COVID-19 Labor Market October 22 2020 The current economic downturn is having a disproportionate impact on employment for women in California, and the effects could be long-lasting.