This is financed in whole or in part with funds provided through Worksystems, Inc. from the U.S. Department of Labor.
Economic indicators -- Oregon, Poverty -- Oregon, Working class -- Oregon -- Economic conditions, Families -- Economic aspects -- Oregon
This report sheds light on the economic realities facing many of Oregon’s households and provides an initial picture of the extent of income inadequacy in Oregon. Although addressing this issue is challenging, it can be seen as encouraging that many householders with below-Standard incomes are already part of the workforce. It is possible that many householders have adequate levels of education and experience but face other barriers that keep their wages low or raise their expenses. Identifying and addressing such barriers is the next step in bringing household incomes and costs into balance.
Morehead, Elizabeth and Martin, Sheila A., "Where the Ends Don't Meet in 2014: Measuring Poverty and Self-Sufficiency among Oregon's Families" (2015). Institute of Portland Metropolitan Studies Publications. 124.