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Sarah Bohn
Sarah Bohn
Vice President of Research and Senior Fellow

John and Louise Bryson Chair in Policy Research


California economy, poverty and income distribution, higher education and workforce

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Sarah Bohn is vice president of research and a senior fellow at the Public Policy Institute of California, where she holds the John and Louise Bryson Chair in Policy Research. She is also a member of the PPIC Higher Education Center. As vice president of research, she works with PPIC staff to bring high-quality, nonpartisan research to important policy issues in California. Her own research focuses on the role of social safety net policy and education policy in alleviating poverty and enhancing economic mobility. Her other areas of expertise include immigration policy, the workforce skills gap, and California’s economy. Her work has been published in major academic journals, including the American Economic Review, Demography, American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, and The Review of Economics and Statistics. She holds a PhD in economics from the University of Maryland, College Park.

curriculum vitae

Poverty in California
Improving Career Education Pathways into California’s Workforce
California’s Future
California’s Future: Economy
Income Inequality and Economic Opportunity in California
The Importance of CalFresh and CalWORKs in Children’s Early Years
Supporting Student Parents in Community College CalWORKs Programs
Counting California: Challenges for the 2020 Census
Income Inequality in California
Higher Education in California
Higher Education in California: Expanding College Access
Higher Education in California: Meeting California’s Workforce Needs
Higher Education in California: Strengthening Career Education
Career Pathways and Economic Mobility at California’s Community Colleges
English as a Second Language in California’s Community Colleges
Californians and the 2020 Census
Higher Education as a Driver of Economic Mobility
Stackable Credentials in Career Education at California Community Colleges
The 2020 Census and Political Representation in California
Career Technical Education in California
Reducing Child Poverty in California: A Look at Housing Costs, Wages, and the Safety Net
The California Economy: Employment Update
The California Economy: Unemployment Update
Geography of Child Poverty in California
Improving California Children’s Participation in Nutrition Programs
Career Technical Education in Health: An Overview of Student Success at California’s Community Colleges
Health Training Pathways at California’s Community Colleges
Income Inequality and the Safety Net in California
Will California Run Out of College Graduates?
The California Economy: Underemployed and Discouraged Workers
Child Poverty and the Social Safety Net in California
California’s Health Workforce Needs: Training Allied Workers
California’s Need for Skilled Workers
The California Poverty Measure: A New Look at the Social Safety Net
The Impact of Budget Cuts on California’s Community Colleges
The Great Recession and Distribution of Income in California
Immigrants and the Labor Market
Lessons from the 2007 Legal Arizona Workers Act
New Patterns of Immigrant Settlement in California
California Is Inching toward a Jobs Recovery
California Jobs and Labor Force Are Still Down but Recovering
How Are Unemployed Californians Faring on the Road to Recovery?
Glimmers of Hope for California in the April Jobs Report?
Bay Area Recovery May Lag without Onsite Tech Workers
Tourism and Logistics Shape Southern California’s Pandemic Economy
The Sacramento Area Economy Runs on Government
Farms, Freight, and Retail Support the Recovery in Central California
Recovery in Los Angeles Is Tied to Hospitality and Hollywood
One Year Later, Is California on the Road to Recovery?
Testimony: Access to Anti-Poverty Programs for Californians in Need
Multiple Challenges for Women in the COVID-19 Economy
Black Californians Struggle within a Challenging Job Market
California’s Recovery Backslides
Commentary: An Equitable Recovery for California Requires Two Key Strategies
Looking Ahead to California’s 2021 Labor Market
Testimony: Reforming Key Policies at the Community Colleges
Federal Action—or Inaction—Will Shape California’s Recovery
Tackling Regional Disparities in Economic Opportunity
The Economic Toll of COVID-19 on Women
Will This Recession Deepen California’s Economic Divide?
Better Days for California’s Labor Market, but Will They Last?
How Does the Job Recovery Look around California This Fall?
Gender Gaps in the COVID-19 Labor Market
Six Months of Economic Crisis: What Is Next?
The Summer of Un- and Underemployment
More Uncertainty Ahead for California’s Unemployed
Down to the Wire on Unemployment Benefits
Are California’s Jobs Rebounding?
The Economic Toll of COVID-19 on Self-Employed Workers
Census Responses Lagging during COVID-19
Racial Disparities Are Widespread in California
California’s Economy Takes a Hit
The Economic Toll of COVID-19 on Small Business
Many Low-Income Families Left Out of Federal Stimulus Benefits
Early Insights on California’s Economic Downturn
Unemployment Benefits in the COVID-19 Pandemic
Essential Workers and COVID-19
How Will the Coronavirus Affect California’s Economy?
Leveling the Playing Field in College Admissions
2020 Census: Will All of California’s Children Be Counted?
2020 Census: Hurdles Remain as the Count Nears
2020 Census: Counting Imperial County
2020 Census: Counting Orange and San Diego Counties
2020 Census: Counting California’s Northern and Sierra Regions
2020 Census: Counting the Sacramento Area
Testimony: Career Education Is Key to Meeting California’s Workforce Needs
2020 Census: Counting the Central Coast
1 in 4 Child Care Workers in California Lives in Poverty
2020 Census: Counting Los Angeles County
2020 Census: Counting the Bay Area
Poverty in California Is High by Any Measure
Could Wildfires Affect the 2020 Census?
2020 Census: Counting the Inland Empire
2020 Census: Counting the San Joaquin Valley
Nearly Half of the Working Poor Are Working Full Time and Year Round
Video: 2020 Census: What’s at Stake for California?
The 2020 Census Is Critical for California
Retraining Workers for the Future Economy
Testimony: Safety Net Plays Key Role in Reducing Poverty
Examining the Federal EITC’s Impact on Poverty
Legislative District Data Offers Close-Up View of Poverty
Is College Worth it? What Graduates Say
Educational Progress Stalls in California
Child Poverty and California’s High Cost of Living
Bridging Equity Gaps in Health Career Training
Moving up the Health Career Ladder
Spending on Corrections and Higher Education
Regional Higher Education Gap Grows
The Employment Value of Higher Education
Income and Inequality Vary Widely Across California
California’s New Tax Credit
Community Colleges and Career Technical Education
Poverty and Well-being in California
Testimony: Measuring Poverty
High Poverty Rate Persists
A California Earned Income Tax Credit
What the Unemployment Rate Doesn’t Show Us
Is California the Poorest State?
Testimony: Poverty and the Safety Net
Testimony: Measuring Poverty in California
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