Today’s problems are the result of systemic policy failures—not personal responsibility—and measures such as the federal poverty level put an emphasis on self-sufficiency, minimizing or ignoring the fact that people face economic insecurity because of the ways in which racism, sexism, and xenophobia are baked into US systems, institutions, and polices. Check out our 2021 report, The Cost of Being Californian, and use the information below to learn more about the health of California families and to look up the most recent data for your area.

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