For the California Public Utilities Commission’s “Affordability Workshop #1 (Defining and Measuring Affordability): Public Workshop,” Senior Policy Analyst Sara Kimberlin presented on economic insecurity and the cost of basic needs in California through different lenses, including the official poverty measure, Supplemental Poverty Measure, and basic family budgets.
You may also be interested in the following resources:
Poverty is Rising in California: What Can Policymakers Do?The end of the pandemic-era investments in the Child Tax Credit and other policies that help families make ends meet led to a huge increase in poverty in 2022 in California.Poverty & Inequality
Millions of Californians Are Struggling to Make Ends MeetMore than 6 in 10 households in California earning less than $35,000 had difficulty paying for basic expenses due to high costs of living and inflation.Poverty & Inequality
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