California Policy Analysis

Expanding the CalEITC: A Smart Investment to Broaden Economic Security

This guide examines key features of the California Earned Income Tax Credit and the Governor's plans to expand the credit.

Racial Wealth Gap

New Budget Center Report

The Racial Wealth Gap: What California Can Do About a Long-Standing Obstacle to Shared Prosperity

California Policy Analysis

An Initial Look at the New Census Data for Our State

According to the Supplemental Poverty Measure — a more accurate indicator of economic hardship — more than 7 million Californians live in poverty.