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Who’s Leaving California—and Who’s Moving In?

By Hans Johnson, Eric McGhee

May 6, 2021 ... California is in unprecedented demographic territory, one in which population declines characterize the state. Lower levels of international ...


Is College Worth It?

By Marisol Cuellar Mejia, Cesar Alesi Perez, Vicki Hsieh, Hans Johnson

in 4 days ... Over time, the higher incomes of college graduates accumulate into much higher levels of wealth, with graduates having more than three times ...

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Income Inequality in California

By Tess Thorman, Daniel Payares-Montoya, Joseph Herrera

in 4 days ... Families in the bottom quarter of the income distribution are at risk of poverty absent major safety net programs. Wealth is more unevenly ...

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California’s African American Community

By Eric McGhee

Feb 22, 2023 ... In 1950, 83% of Black Californians made less than twice the poverty level, and this rate fell to 41% in 1990. But in 2020, it still stood at 36% ...

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What Student Debt Relief Means for Californians

By Darriya Starr, Jacob Jackson, Dean Bonner

Feb 9, 2023 ... Debt relief could place more Black Californians and borrowers from low-income backgrounds on a pathway to building wealth.


Assessing the Impact of COVID-19 on Arrests in California

By Deepak Premkumar, Thomas Sloan, Magnus Lofstrom, Joseph Hayes

Feb 9, 2023 ... While ACHS data are rich, there are some critical limitations. For example, the ACHS data do not provide information about pretrial ...