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Solar Energy and Groundwater in the San Joaquin Valley

By Andrew Ayres, Annabelle Rosser, Ellen Hanak, Alvar Escriva-Bou ...

California's ambitious renewable energy goals will drive increasing solar construction ... These include language barriers, lost wages, family and childcare ...

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Poverty in California

By Caroline Danielson, Patricia Malagon, Sarah Bohn

Oct 26, 2022 ... Poverty would be even higher without the safety net. All ages Children Adults Seniors. CPM. poverty. Increase. in poverty if no safety net.


Making Sense of California’s Economy

By Sarah Bohn, Marisol Cuellar Mejia, Julien Lafortune, Vicki Hsieh

In a recent PPIC survey, seven in ten Californians say rising prices are causing ... Since the beginning of 2020, wages have increased 14 percent for all ...

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Financing California’s Public Schools

By Julien Lafortune, Joseph Herrera

Federal pandemic aid and increased state funding have contributed to record K–12 funding levels. In 2021–22, state, local, and federal funding for California K– ...


The Role of CalFresh in Stabilizing Family Incomes

By Caroline Danielson, Tess Thorman

Sep 30, 2022 ... (15) Earnings were notably higher prior to starting CalFresh for the cohort ... Earnings denotes UI-covered base wages and income is the ...

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California’s Evolving Economy

By Sarah Bohn

Sep 6, 2022 ... However, a lot of shuffling is still going on, as wage growth, job openings, and quits remain higher than historical levels. Not many unemployed ...



The high cost of housing poses a threat to the state's economic future and widens ... Inflation Squeezes Californians' Budgets, despite Wage Growth.