Commentary: An Equitable Recovery for California Requires Two Key Strategies Sarah Bohn, Dean Bonner, Vicki Hsieh 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 Sarah Bohn, Marisol Cuellar Mejia, Julien Lafortune 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 Year Ahead in Higher Education Hans Johnson January 13 2021 Last year brought historic disruptions to California’s colleges and universities. In 2021, how can policymakers and higher education officials draw on lessons learned during the pandemic while building on progress that was underway prior to COVID-19?
Californians’ Outlook Is Bleak as Low-Income Families Struggle Dean Bonner, Vicki Hsieh 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.
Broad Support for Job Training and Child Care to Boost Recovery Dean Bonner, Vicki Hsieh December 11 2020 In the latest PPIC Statewide Survey, most Californians support key policy proposals to increase economic well-being and broaden opportunity.