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Featured Blog Post · February 8, 2023

Shifting Gender Employment Patterns and California’s Care Sector

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Fact Cards

94% Most Californians say housing affordability is a problem in their part of the state.
Blacks and Latinos make up 40% of California’s population, but 60% of people in lowest-income families.
Immigrants make up a growing share of California workers with college degrees.
71% Percentage of Californians who think the gap between rich and poor is growing in their part of the state.
About 3 in 10 Californians think that when today’s children grow up, they will be worse off financially than their parents.
California’s economy is the 5th largest in the world.
Since 1980, income among top earners grew by 58%; among lowest earners, income grew by 19%.
2% of California zip codes hold 20% of the state’s wealth.
64% Most poor families in California are working.