This post is an introduction to our blog series on California's new minimum wage.
We discuss the statewide minimum wage increase that will occur on January 1, 2017.
We discuss how the low-wage share of workers varies across California's regions.
We discuss various characteristics of California's low-wage workers.
We discuss California low-wage workers' family sizes and incomes.
We provide our updated Proposition 30/55 revenue estimates.
We examine reasons behind lower-than-expected growth in assessed property values.
One perhaps underappreciated consequence of lackluster homebuilding in coastal California is that many workers are denied access to California’s high-wage job markets because they are unable to find housing. These workers are pushed to other parts California or beyond where their wages tend to be lower.