Our analyses take a close look at what it takes to build an equitable economy for workers and families of all races, ethnicities, genders, and orientations.
California Workers Left Behind Due to Inadequate Paid Sick LeaveState law mandates that eligible workers can earn up to 24 hours of paid sick leave, depending on how many hours they work.Health & Safety NetPoverty & Inequality
Over Half of All California Workers Are Immigrants or Children of ImmigrantsPoverty & Inequality
Harmful Obstacles: CalWORKs Work Participation Rate (WPR) PenaltyThe CalWORKs WPR Penalty Undercuts State Reforms Focused on Supporting FamiliesHealth & Safety NetPoverty & Inequality
In Good Times and Bad, California’s Black and Latinx Workers Bear the Burden of UnemploymentPoverty & Inequality
California Set To Become World’s 4th Largest Economy. Who is Left Out?Poverty & Inequality
Rising Prices and High Costs of Living Hit Californians with Low Incomes the HardestPoverty & Inequality
How women are faring in your community?
Our California Women’s Well-Being Index pulls together an array of measures for women throughout the state and shares data by race and ethnicity, including health, personal safety, employment and earnings, economic security, and political empowerment.
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The CalEITC and Young Child Tax Credit puts over $1 billion dollars into the pockets of Californians with low incomes each year.
California’s poverty rate is dramatically higher when accounting for the high cost of living in many parts of the state, with immigrants, Latinx, Black, and American Indian Californians especially likely to be living in poverty.
In California, white women make 80 cents for every dollar white men take home, while Black, Pacific Islander, American Indian, and Latinx women only make 61 cents to as little as 42 cents per dollar.
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