Poverty & Inequality
Where We Stand Mark Baldassare January 11 2021 PPIC president and CEO Mark Baldassare condemns the recent attack on the US Capitol and underscores the importance of shared knowledge and fact-based dialogue during this time of upheaval.
Commentary: To Help Address Learning Disparities, Boost Internet Access for Low-Income Students Niu Gao, Julien Lafortune, Laura Hill January 6 2021 Since the COVID-19 pandemic began last spring, California has made substantial progress in expanding access to digital devices needed for K–12 distance learning. But inequities in access to broadband internet remain a challenge.
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.
Video: Income Inequality and Economic Opportunity in California Mary Severance December 17 2020 An expert panel discusses new PPIC research on the economic divide in California and explores ways to create an equitable recovery from the current downturn.