Looking Forward Mark Baldassare January 5 2021 At the start of 2021, the COVID-19 pandemic and related economic downturn continue to pose daunting challenges. PPIC’s research examines how California can best address the pandemic’s impact, especially among those who have been disproportionately affected.
Video: A Conversation with Cabinet Secretary Ana Matosantos Stephanie Barton December 18 2020 Ana Matosantos, cabinet secretary to Governor Newsom, talks with PPIC’s Mark Baldassare about managing the COVID-19 pandemic and the steps California is taking to foster a strong economic recovery.
Will This Recession Deepen California’s Economic Divide? Sarah Bohn, Dean Bonner, Vicki Hsieh, Julien Lafortune, Tess Thorman December 7 2020 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.
Rising Jail Populations Mean Rising COVID-19 Infections Heather Harris October 19 2020 Populations in California’s county jails are on the rebound, which could put people in jails and in surrounding communities at increased COVID-19 risk.
Do Schools Have Enough Nurses to Fight the Pandemic? Paulette Cha September 24 2020 Statewide, California schools have one of the highest student-to-nurse ratios in the US. In addition, no county meets current guidelines for staffing.