Definition: Estimated percentage of children ages 0-17 living in families with resources below 50% of their California Poverty Measure (CPM) poverty threshold, by age group (e.g., in 2014-2016, 5.1% of California children ages 0-5 lived in deep poverty, according to the CPM).
Data Source: Public Policy Institute of California, & Stanford Center on Poverty and Inequality, California Poverty Measure (Nov. 2018).
Footnote: The California Poverty Measure (CPM) is an approach to gauging poverty in California that accounts for geographic differences in the cost of living, factors in tax credits and in-kind assistance that augment family resources, and subtracts medical, commuting, and child care expenses. In CPM estimates, a family consists of a householder residing with their spouse, children, and other relatives, along with their unmarried partner, unmarried partner's children, foster children, and other unrelated children. Information about CPM methodology is available in The California Poverty Measure: A New Look at the Social Safety Net.