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Report · January 2021

California’s Future: Safety Net

Caroline Danielson, Shannon McConville, and Paulette Cha

We gratefully acknowledge the support of the PPIC Corporate Circle and the PPIC Donor Circle.

The COVID-19 pandemic has underlined the importance of California’s safety net, which helps millions of low-income adults and children meet basic needs. It has also highlighted disparities in health and economic well-being across racial/ethnic groups.

This publication is part of a briefing kit that focuses on California’s most pressing long-term policy challenges in five key areas:


COVID-19 Health & Safety Net Population