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Low-Wage Work in California: 2014 Chartbook

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1. The Context: Growing Inequality and Stagnant Wages in California

Growing Inequality

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Higher Productivity, Stagnant Wages

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2. California’s Low-Wage Jobs Problem

How Do We Define “Low Wage”?

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Number and Percent of Low-Wage Workers in California, 2014

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3. Profile of Low-Wage Workers

Age

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Education

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Changes in Age and Education Over Time

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Race, Ethnicity and Nativity

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Gender

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Rates of Low-Wage Work

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4. The Families of Low-Wage Workers

Family Income

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Workers’ Share of Family Income

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Family Poverty Level

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Family Structure

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5. Profile of Low-Wage Jobs

Wages and Earnings

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Full-Time/Part-Time Status

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Full-Year/Part-Year Status

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Union Membership

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Employee Benefits

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Other Dimensions of Job Quality

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6. A Closer Look at Low-Wage Industries and Occupations

Industries

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Rates of Low-Wage Work, by Industry

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Major Occupations

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Rates of Low-Wage Work, by Major Occupations

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Top Ten Detailed Low-Wage Occupations

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Self-Employed Workers

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7. Future Employment Trends

Employment Projections: Industries

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Employment Projections: Occupations

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Employment Projections: Educational Requirements

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8. The Impact of Low-Wage Jobs

Economic Insecurity for Families

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Other Effects of Low Wages

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The Public Cost of Low-Wage Work

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9. Where Low-Wage Workers Work

The Geography of Low-Wage Work

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