Raising the Minimum Wage for Working Men and Women in California and the Rest of America
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Would a $12 Minimum Wage in California Hurt Poor People?

Life on $7.25 an Hour

Not So Golden

America’s biggest state has America’s biggest poverty problem.

On Register’s Other Side, Little to Spend

California’s High Living Costs Create High Poverty

U.S. Poverty Higher, California Highest, When Housing Costs Added

California Poorer Than Previously Thought, Census Says

Fast-Food, Poverty Wages: The Public Cost of Low-Wage Jobs in the Fast-Food Industry

Stanford Releases New Poverty Index

Because of a weak labor market and California's notoriously expensive housing, 22 percent of all Californians are in poverty, says a Stanford professor who participated in the development of a new measure of poverty in the state.

A Portrait of Poverty Within California Counties and Demographic Groups

California’s Poverty Conundrum

L.A. County Leads California in Poverty Rate, New Analysis Shows

A new analysis of hardship that adds factors such as housing costs and government benefits found that 27% of L.A. County residents lived in poverty in 2011, compared with the official rate of 18%.

The California Poverty Measure: A New Look at the Social Safety Net

California Poverty Measure Finds 8.1 Million Poor--More Than Official Estimate