Definition: Estimated percentage of families with children not earning wages adequate to meet their basic needs, according to the Self-Sufficiency Standard (e.g., in 2016, 47.6% of California families with children lived below their Self-Sufficiency Standard).
Data Source: University of Washington School of Social Work, Center for Women's Welfare custom tabulation (May 2019).
Footnote: The Self-Sufficiency Standard for California calculates the full cost for six basic needs (housing, child care, food, transportation, health care, and other necessities), factors in taxes and tax credits, and adjusts for variation in place of residence and family composition. These estimates are based on data from the U.S. Census Bureau's American Community Survey and are subject to both sampling and nonsampling error. N/A means that data are not available. For more information, refer to the methodology report.