California Policy Review

The California Policy Review examines topics relevant for the public policy community in California, including state and local government. Alternating between three distinct series - Social Policy, Growth and Employment Policy, and Regional Economic Outlook - the Review is written by authors from universities, think tanks and government agencies. Each issue addresses a single subject by exploring an emerging policy concern, distilling key research findings, or considering the trade-offs among policy options.

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The California Policy Review is published by the SPHERE Institute and the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research, with generous support from the Public Policy Institute of California.

This page contains Reviews in the Social Policy and Growth and Employment Policy series. To view the Regional Economic Outlook series click here.

Executive Editor: Thomas MaCurdy
Production Editor: Gregory Rosston

Searching for a Crystal Ball: Forecasts and Long-range Planning

  • Volume 1 Number 1, September 2001

Are California's Welfare Leavers Staying Off Public Assistance?: Welfare Recidivism and Use of Non-Cash Aid Since Welfare Reform

  • Volume 1 Number 2, October 2001

Helping Families with Young Children — a Closer Look at Home Visitation in California

  • Volume 1 Number 3, February 2002

Moving Up? Earnings Mobility in California

  • Volume 1 Number 4, April 2002

Child-Only CalWORKs Cases in San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties

  • Volume 2 Number 1, November 2002

Medi-Cal Utilization among Foster Children: Evaluating Recent California Policy Initiatives

  • April 2004

Reversal of Fortune: Will San Francisco Suffer L.A.'s Fate?

  • June 2004

An Alternative to Layoffs: Work Sharing Unemployment Insurance

  • August 2004

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