Understanding Poverty Measures Used to Assess Economic Well-Being in California

CWDA Conference/Symposium Presentation

We will look at how three major measures of poverty – the Official Poverty Measure, Supplemental Poverty Measure, and California Poverty Measure – can be used to assess economic well-being in California. Experts will explain how each poverty measure works and
provided guidance on when each measure should be utilized. They will also discuss how these three measures can be used to inform policies to reduce poverty in California.

  • Sara Kimberline: Senior Policy Analyst, California Budget & Policy Center
  • Esi Hutchful: Policy Analyst, California Budget & Policy Center

Download the California Budget Policy Center Presentation