Wed, Oct 2, 2013 -- 9:00 AM
California Poverty Rates Higher than Previously ThoughtDownload audio (MP3)
Twenty-two percent of Californian residents -- or 8.1 million -- are poor, according to a new study that uses a revised way of calculating poverty. The report by the Public Policy Institute of California and Stanford University also finds that one quarter of California's children and nearly a third of Latinos, the state's largest ethnic group, live in poverty. We discuss the "California Poverty Measure" report and what it reveals about the struggles of the state's poor.
Host: Michael Krasny
- Beth Mattingly, researcher at the Center for Poverty and Inequality at Sanford University
- Sarah Bohn, research fellow for the Public Policy Institute of California