Economic Opportunity & Asset Building

April 2019
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Government Publication
Logo for the California Budget and Policy Center. Used in associated with their resource, Data Hits: California's Immigrants Make Significant Contributions to the State Economy; Poverty More Prevalent Among Children of Working Immigrant Families
Three new Data Hits from the Budget Center highlight the significant contributions that California's immigrants make to the state economy and that children of working immigrant families are far more likely to live in poverty than other children.
March 2019
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Program Materials
Materials: 'Empowerment Economics’ – Innovations in Native and Immigrant Approaches to Assets 03.12.19
Find all related materials for the webinar, "'Empowerment Economics’ – Innovations in Native and Immigrant Approaches to Assets" here, including presentation and recording.
February 2019
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Report
Evaluating Empowerment Economics: A Preliminary Framework for Assessing Innovations in Financial Capability
This report examines how an individualistic approach to asset-building focused on savings, behavior and asset accumulation is not culturally compatible with many communities of color.
August 2018
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Infographic
Immigrant & Refugee Wealth Pathways
This infographic illustrates the varying pathways for immigrants and refugees and the policies and barriers that impact their opportunity.
April 2018
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Report
Innovations in Financial Capability: Culturally Response & Multigenerational Wealth Building Practices in Asian Pacific Islander (API) Communities
This collaborative report features a survey of financial capability work of over 40 AAPI-serving organizations.
January 2018
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Report
An Examination of Wage and Income Inequality within the American Farmworker Community
This article explores the reasons for earning inequalities among farmworkers. Using national data from the US Department of Labor’s National Agricultural Worker Survey (NAWS), we detail and examine differences in earnings among farmworkers based on certain characteristics identified in prior literature.
January 2018
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ), Report
Welcoming Economies Playbook: Strategies for Building an Inclusive Local Economy
This 16-page playbook considers both the “why” and the “how” of building more welcoming local economies, including strategies and best practices.
October 2017
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Report
This 68-page case study demonstrates how one organization worked closely with its members and partners to build wealth in Native Hawaiian communities through financial capability programming. 
March 2017
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Report
Not Lost in Translation: The Growing Importance of Foreign Language Skills in the U.S. Job Market
A report on the growing demand for bilingual talent in major industries in the United States. The research looks at online job posting data acquired by Burning Glass Technologies, a leading labor market analytics firm that searches 40,000 job boards daily.

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