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Fact Sheet

Poverty in California

By Caroline Danielson, Patricia Malagon, Sarah Bohn

Oct 26, 2022 ... Poverty rates fell during the pandemic—especially for children—but a considerable share of Californians still live near or under the poverty ...

Fact Sheet

Financing California’s Public Schools

By Julien Lafortune, Joseph Herrera

In 2018–19 (the most recent school year for which we have nationally comparable data from the US Department of Education), spending per student on current ...


The Role of CalFresh in Stabilizing Family Incomes

By Caroline Danielson, Tess Thorman

Sep 30, 2022 ... (2) Roughly half of California's young children participate in ... work 20 hours per week (California Department of Social Services 2021a).


Employment Patterns for CalFresh Adults

By Tess Thorman, Caroline Danielson

Working-age adults without children are more likely than those with children to ... of CalFresh participants can support effective policy development around ...

Policy Brief

Policy Brief: Employment Patterns for CalFresh Adults

By Tess Thorman, Caroline Danielson, Stephanie Barton

The state determines some aspects of eligibility and oversees county administration of the program. In good economic times, most working-age adults new to ...

Statewide Survey

PPIC Statewide Survey: Californians and Their Government

By Mark Baldassare, Dean Bonner, Rachel Lawler, Deja Thomas

May 12, 2022 ... Thinking about undocumented immigrants brought to the US as children, do you favor or oppose the ... Dean of the Graduate Division


Understanding the Effects of School Funding

By Julien Lafortune

For example, so called “accountability” policies, such as No Child Left ... SOURCES: California Department of Education, SBAC data; authors' calculations.


Setting the Stage for Universal Preschool

By Laura Hill, Emmanuel Prunty

May 11, 2022 ... Meanwhile, 8 percent (3,300 unserved children) live in districts that do ... SOURCE: California Department of Education (CDE) TK enrollment.