California Poverty Measure Reports

The California Poverty Measure (CPM) is a state-specific index of poverty, modeled on the Census Bureau's Supplemental Poverty Measure (SPM), that improves upon traditional poverty measures. The CPM is jointly produced by the Stanford Center on Poverty and Inequality and the Public Policy Institute of California.

See the complete description of the Center's California Poverty Measure research for methodology appendices and additional CPM publications from PPIC. Also explore the CPM poverty data available for California overall, for counties and legislative districts, and for demographic groups. 

The Center's CPM research reports include: