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photo - Young Woman Sitting on Stairs The Pandemic Has Highlighted the Needs of California’s Youth We spoke with Jevon Wilkes, executive director of the California Coalition for Youth, about how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected transitional-age youth (16–24) and the importance of connecting them with basic resources and key supports. Read More
photo - Mother Giving Daughter a Hug How the Expanded Child Tax Credit Reduces Child Poverty 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. Read More
photo - Mom With Daughter Putting Groceries In Car Testimony: Access to Anti-Poverty Programs for Californians in Need 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. Read More
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 Wearing Mask and Waiting for a Job Interview Looking Ahead to California’s 2021 Labor Market 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? Read More
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