California is home to nearly 11 million immigrants, accounting for a quarter of the foreign-born population in the US. PPIC’s research builds understanding of important immigration trends in California and key issues in immigration policy at the state and federal levels.
Event Health Coverage and Care for Undocumented Immigrants in California June 24 2021 COVID-19 has revealed how gaps in health care coverage among immigrants can put the health of entire communities at risk. Drawing from a new report on the ways undocumented Californians connect with the health care system, PPIC researcher Paulette Cha will discuss key takeaways that can inform policy discussions about providing affordable health insurance for all.
Event California’s Safety Net in Recession and Recovery June 16 2021 California’s low-wage workers were hit hard by the COVID-19 shutdown and may need the social safety net for a longer period than they did after past downturns. What can state policymakers learn from recent experience that can help them leverage safety net resources to promote an equitable recovery, now and in the future?
Blog Post California’s New Baby Bust June 4 2021 Although birth rates have been falling for years, they reached new lows in 2021. Women in their 20s account for the vast majority of recent declines.
Publication California’s Safety Net in Recession and Recovery June 3 2021 As California emerges from the COVID-19 shutdown, the social safety net can play a key role in facilitating an equitable recovery. Evidence from the last recession and recovery shows that safety net programs do grow in response to increased need. But the state can take additional steps to deliver benefits more effectively and equitably.
Blog Post Tracking Anti-Asian Hate May 21 2021 As Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities continue to confront verbal and physical attacks, we spoke with Karthick Ramakrishnan, founder of AAPI Data and adjunct PPIC fellow, about this troubling trend.