This analysis shows that children account for an outsize share of Californians in deep poverty, defined as having a family income below one-half of the federal poverty line.
For an April 2015 meeting of the United Ways of California, Budget Center Executive Director Chris Hoene discussed key policy questions facing California in helping low- and middle-income families to advance economically.
This Budget Center report examines California’s system of state and local taxes, highlighting that low-income families contribute a larger share of their incomes in taxes than do other families, including the wealthiest.
This Budget Center analysis looks at state and local revenues in California, highlighting the share of revenue accounted for by different kinds of taxes.
This Budget Center analysis shows that at current benefit levels, the maximum CalWORKs grant and CalFresh food assistance add up to less than 75 percent of the federal poverty line.