Nearly All Poor Latino Families in Oregon Are . . .

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Nearly All Poor Latino Families in Oregon Are . . .

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Nine out of 10 poor Oregon Latino families with children had at least one parent in the family who worked in the previous 12 months.

Nearly All Poor Latino Families in Oregon Are . . .

Working poor.

Nine out of 10 poor Oregon Latino families with children had at least one parent in the family who worked in the previous 12 months. By comparison, the figure was seven out of 10 for the state’s poor non-Hispanic white families with children.

It’s tough being poor despite work, and it’s worse if you cannot drive. It’s one of the reasons why Measure 88 is important to many working families.

See two-page fact sheet Nearly All Poor Latino Families in Oregon Are Poor Despite Work.


This post was originally published on www.blueoregon.com on October 30, 2014. The original post can be found at http://www.blueoregon.com/2014/10/nearly-all-poor-latino-families-oregon-work/

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Chuck Sheketoff

Chuck Sheketoff

Chuck Sheketoff is a founder of the Oregon Center for Public Policy and former Executive Director. Incorporated in 1995, the Center was launched with Chuck as its first executive director after Chuck received the "public interest pioneer award" from the Stern Family Fund in September, 1997. Prior to starting the Center, Chuck lobbied the Oregon legislature on tax policies and on human services programs' policies and budgets on behalf of legal aid clients (1992 to 1996) and the low-income clients of the Oregon Law Center (1997).

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