California: Home of the Haves and Have-Nots


If the weather and the glamor of California seem to be calling you, you might want to think twice before you load up the truck and move to Beverly. A new study shows that there's a huge disparity between the haves and have-nots in the Golden State.

While some Californians are enjoying levels of well-being and access to opportunity, which the nation as a whole will not reach until the 2060s, others are experiencing health care, education, and earnings levels that characterized the U.S. as a whole, in the 1960s. Nearly a century of human progress separates the best-off and the worst-off areas in the state.