Income Inequality and the Safety Net in California

Source: Sarah Bohn and Caroline Danielson, Public Policy Institute of California, May 2016

From the abstract:
Income inequality has been growing for decades, in California and the nation as a whole. In recent years, inequality—and the role of policy in addressing it—has become a major focus of public debate. This report documents the polarization of incomes across the state and shows how social safety net programs mitigate inequality.
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