Other Useful Sources

A Program of Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health


Kidsdata.org offers specific data on family economics in California.

Image of Kidsdata.orgKidsdata.org also allows you to easily download data into well-designed charts and graphs and embed them on your website and in reports, fact sheets, and PowerPoint presentations.

Frequency and timespan: Continuously updated, recent data only

Geographic level of coverage: State data for California and its legislative districts, counties, cities and school dstricts.

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A Profile of the Working Poor
from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

The BLS produces an annual report on the working poor. 

The working poor are defined as persons who, during the year, spent 27 weeks or more in the labor force (working or looking for work), but whose incomes still fell below the official poverty level.

Characteristics of Minimum Wage Workers
from the Bureau of Labor Statisics

The BLS produces the report, Characteristics of Minimum Wage Workers.

This report provides statistics on hourly-paid workers with earnings at or below the prevailing Federal minimum wage.

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Poverty and Shared Households
An American Community Survey Brief


This brief uses data from the American Community Survey (ACS) to explore the growth in shared households at the state level between 2007 and 2011.

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Condition of Education 2010
Special Section on High-Poverty Schools


The 2010 edition of the annual publication Condition of Education produced by the National Center for Education Statistics contained a special section devoted to high-poverty schools. 

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Patterns of Poverty
from the Survey of Income and Program Participation


The Census Bureau publishes recurring reports on patterns of poverty. Because these reports are based on data collected in the Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP), they are not directly comparable to official poverty statistics drawn from the Current Population Survey (CPS).

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Household Food Security in the United States
from the CPS Food Security Supplement


The report series Household Food Security in the United States is produced by the Economic Research Service of the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture.

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The Uninsured
Statistics from the Census Bureau


The Census Bureau produces estimates of health insurance coverage in the United States at various levels of geography.