For the “2018 Rise Together Opportunity Summit,” Executive Director Chris Hoene delivered this presentation for the panel “Lightning Talks I: Landscape of Housing, Employment & Education Issues in the Bay Area.”
Senior Policy Analyst Alissa Anderson provided invited testimony for Assembly Budget Subcommittee No. 4 on State Administration as part of a panel that discussed the California Earned Income Tax Credit (CalEITC). This handout includes the charts she presented as well as our updated research summary on how the CalEITC builds on the success of the federal EITC.
This updated research summary discusses how the California Earned Income Tax Credit (CalEITC) builds on and enhances the proven success of the federal EITC. This report points to years of research showing how the federal EITC reduces poverty, encourages work, and produces various positive long-term outcomes for workers and their families.
Nearly 1 in 4 children in California (23%) live in families who struggle to afford the basics, based on the Supplemental Poverty Measure, but conditions for many children of color are far worse. Almost one-third of Latino children (31%) and well over one-quarter of black children (28%) in our state live in poverty — more […]
This Data Hit shows that children of color in California are more likely to live in poverty and highlights the discriminatory policies have contributed to opportunity gaps.