middle class

California Dream
Maynard L. Parker, photographer. Courtesy of The Huntington Library, San Marino, California.

California prides itself on having the world’s sixth largest economy with a $2.75 trillion dollar G-D-P. But that impressive number disguises an economic fault-line: the decline of the state’s middle class.

As part of our statewide collaboration looking at the California Dream, KPBS’s Amita Sharma reports.

Find more stories from the statewide collaboration on the California Dream.

  Rebounding real estate prices and an ultra-tight rental market are squeezing out some multi-generation North Bay families. Solange Echeverria reports on this quiet erosion of the region’s middle class workforce.

The video produced by the Marin Association of Public Employees can be seen below.