The California Poverty Measure

The California Poverty Measure (CPM) statistics for 2017 are now available! Jointly produced by CPI and the Public Policy Institute of California, the CPM draws on administrative and survey data to deliver the state’s most comprehensive measure of poverty. The data show that the poverty rate declined from 19.4% in 2016 to 17.8% in 2017. The deep poverty rate, which refers to the proportion of the population with family resources less than half of the poverty threshold, comes in at 4.9% in 2017.  

Coming soon: A new policy brief from CPI on trends in poverty, the poverty-reducing effects of the safety net, and racial and ethnic disparities in poverty.

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Publication Date: 
July, 2019