Reports & Resources - Financial Stability
California Human Development Report 2011
This first-ever California Human Development Report reveals widening differences among ordinary Californians in the areas of health, education and income. A Portrait of California provides an easy-to-understand composite number to measure the well-being of Californians in the areas of health, education and income, using the internationally-recognized Human Development Index (HD Index) to rank how Californians are doing against key benchmarks. Mapping tools, regional fact sheets, and other report resources.
Overlooked and Undercounted 2009
This report looks beyond the Federal Poverty Level to present a more accurate picture of poverty in California. It employes the Self-Sufficiency Standard to measure the actual cost of living, on a county-by-county basis, for different family sizes, ages of children and local variations in costs; examines demographic and other characteristics that bring the state of poverty in California into focus; and presents steps recommended to help Californians living in poverty close the gap toward financial security.
Struggling to Make Ends Meet in the Bay Area
This study reveals surprising findings that illuminate the true extent of poverty in California's Bay Area. Using the Self-Sufficiency Standard, which measures the actual cost of living for different household types of working age in each county, including costs for housing, food, health care, taxes and child care, researchers looked at 440,000 households with sub-Standard income -- more than three times the number defined as poor by the Federal Poverty Level (FPL).
County Self-Sufficiency Fact Sheets
The Self-Sufficiency Standard measures the actual cost of living, accounting for different family sizes, ages of children, and local variations in costs.