Nearly All Poor Latino Families in Oregon are...

Chuck Sheketoff

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

Oregon Center for Public PolicyChuck Sheketoff is the executive director of the Oregon Center for Public Policy. You can sign up to receive email notification of OCPP materials at

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