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Poverty & Inequality

photo - Teacher Helping Student In El Dorado County, Early Preparation and Communication Were Key to the Return to School We talked with Dr. Ed Manansala, superintendent of schools for El Dorado County, about how his mostly rural districts weathered the COVID-19 pandemic and handled the return to in-person instruction. Read More
photo - Homeless Tents Beside Skyscrapers in Los Angeles Downtown at Night Californians Want Policies that Close the Gap between Rich and Poor About two in three Californians—including majorities across regions and demographic groups—say that the state should do more to reduce income inequality. Read More
photo - Father and son holding hands walking Tax Hurdles May Limit Impact of the Expanded Child Tax Credit 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. Read More
photo - High School Student in Classroom Geography of College Readiness in California More than 40% of 9th graders finish high school and complete required courses for admission to a California public university. But this share varies widely across school districts and by race/ethnicity and socioeconomic status. Read More
photo - Worried Woman Looking at Bills Video: California’s Safety Net in Recession and Recovery An expert panel discusses a new PPIC report on how policymakers might best leverage safety net resources to broaden economic security and opportunity. Read More
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