California Welfare Trend Data Log

July 15 2016

Dataset CWL_2016_07_v3 uploaded, including 166 variables for 83 indicators in 10 research areas.
All state-level indicators were updated with the most recent data available.
County-level data have been excluded from the dataset. The county-level data are now available here.

December 5 2013

Dataset CWL_2013_10_v0.dta uploaded, including 3,322 variables for 90 indicators in 11 research areas.

There are new indicators in the research area Social Safety Net. They are:

Total Food Stamps/SNAP Benefits 
Ratio of Food Stamps/SNAP Participants to Population in Poverty 
Food Stamps/SNAP Benefits per Recipient
Number of Children in Households Receiving SSI, Cash Public Assistance Income, or Food Stamps/SNAP
Percent of Children in Households Receiving SSI, Cash Public Assistance Income, or Food Stamps/SNAP
Total Family Assistance Benefits
Total Unemployment Insurance Compensation Benefits
Number of People Receiving Unemployment Insurance
Weekly Unemployment Insurance Compensation Benefits per Recipient
Number of People with Exhausted UI Claims
Food Stamps/SNAP benefits per Capita
Percent of Food Insecure Individuals Below 130% of SNAP Threshold
Percent of Food Insecure Individuals Between 130% and 185% of SNAP Threshold
Percent of Food Insecure Individuals Ineligible for Federal Nutrition Assistance
Percent of Food Insecure Children Eligible for Federal Nutrition Assistance
Percent of Food Insecure Children Ineligible for Federal Nutrition Assistance
Total Number of CalWORKs Recipients that have Earnings
Percent of CalWORKs Recipients that have Earnings
Median Earnings of TANF Recipients
Number of Families enrolled in TANF Welfare-to-Work
TANF Benefits per Recipient
Number of Households Participating in Food Stamps/SNAP Benefits
Percent  of Households Participating in Food Stamps/SNAP Benefits

The following indicators in the research area Social Safety Net were updated:

Number of People Participating in Food Stamps/SNAP
Percent of Population Participating in Food Stamps/SNAP
Unemployment Insurance Recipiency Rate
Total Number of TANF Recipients
Unemployment Insurance Coverage
Total Number of TANF Families
Percent of Population Receiving TANF
Number of Households Participating in Food Stamps/SNAP
Percent of Households Participating in Food Stamps/SNAP
Federal Earned Income Tax Credit Average Credit per Tax Return
Number of Tax Returns with Federal Earned Income Tax Credit

 

June 1, 2013

Dataset CWL_2013_4_v6.dta uploaded, including 1444 variables for 69 indicators in 11 research areas.

There are new indicators in the research areas Education and Poverty. They are:

Total Education and Training Assistance Benefits
Total Education and Training Assistance Benefits per Capita
Number of Food Insecure People
Food Insecurity Rate

Data for these variables are available at the state level and for all counties. 

The following indicators in the research areas Education, Family, Health, Immigration, and Retirement were updated:

Event Dropout Rates for Students in Grades 9-12
Percent of Public School Students Eligible for Free or Reduced-Price Lunch
Marriage Rate
Health Insurance Coverage Rate
Percent of Population that is Foreign-Born
Percent of Population Born in Latin America
Percent of People 65 Years Old and over in the Labor Force
Percent of People 65 Years Old and over who are Employed
Percent of People 65 Years Old and over who are Unemployed

 

December 20, 2012

Dataset CWL_2012_12_v0.dta uploaded, including 1262 variables for 65 indicators in 11 research areas.

There are new indicators in the research area Poverty. They are:

Number of People in Poverty
Percent of People in Poverty

Data for these indicators are available at the state level, and for all counties.

The following indicators were updated:

Official Poverty Rate
Percent of People below 200% of Official Poverty Threshold
Percent of People below 75% of Official Poverty Threshold
Percent of Families in Poverty
Percent of Poor Population that is Employed Year-Round Full-Time
Percent of Poor Population that is Employed
Associated Press Economic Stress Index

Data for the indicator Percent of Families in Poverty is available at the state level, and for most counties.

 

November 15, 2011

Dataset CWL_2011_11_v0.dta uploaded, including 432 variables for 63 indicators in 11 research areas.