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California's Poverty Situation Analysis

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According to official poverty statistics, 15.3% of Californians lacked enough resources—about $24,000 per year for a family of four—to meet basic needs in 2015. The rate has declined significantly from 16.4% in 2014, but it is well above the recent low of 12.4% reached in 2007. Moreover, the official poverty line does not account for California’s housing costs or other critical family expenses and

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