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PPIC analyzes the immediate and long-term policy implications of a changing population, including factors such as immigration.

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Tracking Anti-Asian Hate

By Vicki Hsieh, Joseph Hayes

In that single year, total first-time enrollment of freshmen and transfer students went up 17%, with gains concentrated among African Americans and Latinos.


Sarah Bohn

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 ...

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Where We Stand

By Mark Baldassare

Our state and our nation have been battered by a relentless pandemic, economic chaos, and a long overdue reckoning with racial injustice. Political fault lines ...


California’s Political Geography 2020

By Eric McGhee

Broad Geographic Patterns. Today, California is widely understood to be a solidly Democratic state. All statewide elected officials are Democrats, ...

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Poverty in California

By Caroline Danielson, Sarah Bohn, Tess Thorman

Most safety net programs are designed to prioritize children, and in 2019 they kept 12.1% of children out of poverty. The federal Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) ...


Joseph Hayes

Recent projects have focused on estimates of the undocumented immigration population, English Learner reclassification policies in California public schools, ...