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Inflation Has Affected Family Spending

By Sarah Bohn, Jenny Duan

What has stubbornly high inflation meant for California families? Although wage gains have partly offset the impact of higher prices, Californians—especially lower-income households—are confronting higher spending levels for food, transportation, and other necessities.

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Extreme Heat Takes a Toll on Californians’ Health

By Gokce Sencan

As the summer season kicks off, Californians are feeling the heat—literally. As the state faces increasingly severe heat waves, what impact is this growing risk having on Californians’ health, and how can we prepare?

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Video: California’s Care Workforce

By Mary Severance

PPIC researchers Daniel Payares-Montoya and Shannon McConville discuss a new report on the care workforce—which provides essential services to children, older residents, and people with disabilities—and talk with state policymakers about the challenges of meeting future demand.

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California’s Care Workforce

State master plans on the aging population and on early care and education have underscored the need to expand the care workforce and better support the workers who provide essential services to young children, older residents, and people with disabilities. PPIC researchers will outline a new report on the current realities of the care workforce and talk with state policymakers about the challenges of meeting future demand.

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