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California Counts, Report · February 2004

Recent Trends in Income and Poverty

Deborah Reed

Examines recent trends in the distribution of family income in California, including comparisons to trends in earlier decades. Looks specifically at how changing economic conditions have affected levels of poverty, affluence, and income inequality. Also documents sources of family income, describes variations in family income by demographic group and by region, and discusses the demographic and economic determinants of income trends in California.


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