California early educators are more likely to live in poverty than other California workers: Shares of workers who live below the poverty line, all California workers, all California early educators, and California early educators by race/ethnicity

Group Share in poverty
All California workers 7.9%
All California early educators 15.5%
White 15.7%
Black 24.2%
Hispanic 14.6%
Asian 11.9%

Note: Data for early educators include American Community Survey respondents in the child care workers occupational category and in the preschool and kindergarten teachers occupational category with public school workers excluded (as a proxy for excluding kindergarten teachers).

Source: American Community Survey public use microdata, accessed through IPUMS USA, University of Minnesota (Ruggles et al. 2019)

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