Media Briefing Will Discuss New US Census Data on Poverty in California

CALL FOR MEDIA ONLY: 11:30 A.M., THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 15

Next week, the US Census Bureau will release new state-level data on poverty, income, health coverage, and other key social and economic indicators. The California Budget & Policy Center will hold a call-in media briefing to discuss the new Census data on Thursday, September 15, at 11:30 a.m. for reporters, editors, columnists, and bloggers. The Budget Center’s briefing will discuss what the new Census figures say about economic well-being in the state and discuss ways that California can better invest in broadening opportunity and promote a strong economy over the long term.

WHAT

Media briefing on new state-level Census figures on poverty and health coverage

WHO

Alissa Anderson, Senior Policy Analyst, California Budget & Policy Center
Scott Graves, Director of Research, California Budget & Policy Center

WHEN

Thursday, September 15, 2016, at 11:30 a.m. Pacific Time

CALL-IN NUMBER

800-311-9404

PASSWORD

16CENSUS

TO RESERVE A SPOT OR FOR MORE INFORMATION

Contact Steven Bliss at sbliss@calbudgetcenter.org or (916) 444-0500

ALSO COMING NEXT WEEK FROM THE BUDGET CENTER:

In advance of this media briefing, the Budget Center next week will release brief analyses of the new Census data. On Tuesday, September 13, the Budget Center will release an analysis of new Census figures that use the Supplemental Poverty Measure (SPM). The SPM provides a more accurate depiction of economic hardship than the official poverty measure by factoring in differences among places in the cost of living and also by accounting for the range of resources (including noncash benefits like housing and food assistance) that families use to cover living expenses. The morning of Thursday, September 15, the Budget Center will publish an analysis of new Census figures for the official poverty measure. This analysis will examine recent poverty and child poverty trends in California.