“’The vast majority of kids in poverty live in working families,’ said Alissa Anderson, senior policy analyst at the California Budget & Policy Center. ‘More than eight in 10 children in poverty in California live with at least one adult who is working.’”
For Southern California Grantmakers’ annual conference, State Policy Fellow Esi Hutchful presented for the workshop “Looking Back to Look Ahead: Addressing California’s Racial and Gender Wealth Gap.”
This Data Hit shows that in California’s working families, poverty is more prevalent among children of immigrants and highlights the fact that growing up in poverty cuts children off from opportunity and can have lasting, harmful effects.
This Data Hit shows that immigrants represent a large portion of California’s labor force, with immigrants and children of immigrants making up half of all California workers from 2016 to 2018.
This Data Hit shows that like other California residents, undocumented immigrants pay taxes that support state and local services.