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Tax Hurdles May Limit Impact of the Expanded Child Tax Credit July 1 2021 The one-year expansion of the federal Child Tax Credit could reduce child poverty in California by a third. But the actual impact of this expanded credit depends on how many eligible families claim it.
Food Insufficiency and School Meals during COVID-19 May 24 2021 Despite closures, California schools have been a key source of food for low-income students during the pandemic.
How the Expanded Child Tax Credit Reduces Child Poverty March 23 2021 The recently enacted federal COVID-19 relief package includes a one-year expansion of the Child Tax Credit. This could cut child poverty in California by about one-third, with the estimated effect varying across regions.
Testimony: Access to Anti-Poverty Programs for Californians in Need March 17 2021 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.
Californians’ Outlook Is Bleak as Low-Income Families Struggle December 16 2020 Families with annual incomes of less than $40,000—about one in five California households—have been disproportionately affected by the current economic downturn, with the impact varying across regions.