Emergency Child Care for Essential Workers Caroline Danielson, Daniel Tan, Tess Thorman April 15 2020 With most schools and many child care providers across California now closed, many essential workers could have a hard time arranging for care for their children. New state and federal policies take steps to help address this need.
Video: Understanding Poverty in California Tess Thorman, Jenny Miyasaki August 13 2019 More than one in three Californians live in or near poverty according to the latest figures from the California Poverty Measure.
1 in 4 Child Care Workers in California Lives in Poverty Tess Thorman, Caroline Danielson, Sarah Bohn October 16 2018 While demand for preschools and child care is high in California, the state's child care workers—particularly women of color—are poorly paid and almost twice as likely to live in poverty than workers overall.
Poverty in California Is High by Any Measure Caroline Danielson, Tess Thorman, Sarah Bohn September 20 2018 California continues to have one of the nation’s highest poverty rates. Within California, poverty is highest in certain coastal areas, including Los Angeles County.
Nearly Half of the Working Poor Are Working Full Time and Year Round Caroline Danielson, Sarah Bohn July 25 2018 Many poor Californians are employed full time—the number of hours worked does matter, but poverty is also driven by factors such as the cost of living and the level of access to safety net resources.