Latinos in the Golden State: An Analysis of Economic and Demographic Trends
This report uses state-level data to measure the economic status of Latinos in California and provides state and federal policy recommendations. The analysis finds that Latinos in California are more likely than other Californians to be in the workforce. Also, Latinos are making progress in income, entrepreneurship, postsecondary educational attainment, and health coverage, but still lag behind significantly to their white counterparts. These trends make clear that federal, state, and local policies must reflect the experiences of Hispanic Californians if they are to attain economic security. The recommendations in this report advance solutions that bolster the financial stability of Latino families, and all Californians.