Persistent Shortfall and Racial/Class Disparities 2020 Census Self-Response Rate

Because of COVID-19 and other factors, the United States faces the unprecedented challenge of completing the 2020 census enumeration, the once in a decade effort to count every American for critically important political, economic and social reasons. The Census Bureau is winding down the self-response phase of the census, our new brief assesses what progress […]

Jobless During a Global Pandemic

State’s Black, Latino Workers Less Likely to Be Covered by Unemployment Insurance Amid COVID-19UCLA report recommends that California extend economic recovery funding to all workers June 11, 2020 By Eliza Moreno An analysis of unemployment in California at the height of the COVID-19 crisis shows that as many as 22% of Blacks and 26% of […]

Black and Brown Neighborhoods Lack Resources to Shelter-in-Place During COVID19

Our new research brief released today in partnership with UCLA Latino Policy and Politics Initiative (UCLA LPPI) shows that over 40 percent of Latino and Black residents in Los Angeles live in neighborhoods that lack basic necessities, making it challenging and unsafe for residents during the shelter-in-place restrictions during the COVID-19 pandemic. The most burdened […]

US Census Response Rates on American Indian Reservations in the 2020 Census and in the 2010 Census

New research by CNK Director, Paul Ong, with Professors Randall Akee and Desi Rodriguez-Lonebear examine the American Indian tribal reservation 2020 Census self-response data and compare it to the 2010 self-response rate. They show that: Only seven tribal reservations have response rates greater than the current national average of 60% response (they are above the […]

At-Risk Workers of Covid-19 by Neighborhood in the San Francisco Bay Area

As many other urban areas, the San Francisco Bay Area faces unprecedented social and economic disruptions due to the spread of COVID-19. Our new research brief with Professor Don Mar and Ong & Associates examines the location, racial-ethnic composition, immigrant composition, and socioeconomic circumstances of workers in two sectors highly impacted by COVID-19 related closures: […]

Parts of L.A. Hit Hardest by COVID-19 Also Among Those Where Census Response Lags 2010

Parts of L.A. Hit Hardest by COVID-19 Also Among Those Where Census Response Lags 2010UCLA analysis shows ‘extreme undercount’ shaping up in low-income and minority neighborhoods May 12, 2020 By Les Dunseith An analysis by UCLA researchers has found that many of the areas in Los Angeles County with the lowest response rates to the […]