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/