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Poverty in California

Date Added to Library: 
Friday, July 27, 2018 - 07:50
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normal
Individual Author: 
Bohn, Sarah
Danielson, Caroline
Thorman, Tess
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Place Published: 
California
Published Date: 
July 2018
Published Date (Text): 
July 2018
Publication: 
Just the FACTS
Year: 
2018
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Abstract: 

Despite improvements, the official poverty rate remains high. According to official poverty statistics, 14.3% of Californians lacked enough resources—about $24,300 per year for a family of four—to meet basic needs in 2016. The rate has declined significantly from 15.3% in 2015, but it is well above the most recent low of 12.4% in 2007. Moreover, the official poverty line does not account for California’s housing costs or other critical family expenses and resources. (Author excerpt)

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