Some highlights from the Oregon Office of Economic Analysis review of 2019 ACS data: * Oregon’s median income now stands 2 percent higher than the U.S. * Oregon’s 11.4 percent poverty rate in 2019 is lower than the nation’s 12.3 percent. * The racial poverty gap is now the smallest on record in Oregon
Paper in Annals on child care and child care policy
Hotz, V. J., & Wiswall, M. (2019). Child Care and Child Care Policy: Existing Policies, Their Effects, and Reforms. The ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, 686(1), 310–338. https://doi.org/10.1177/0002716219884078
A new research report from the Carsey School of Public Policy uses the Supplemental Poverty Measure (SPM) to examine five government programs combined— Social Security, disability benefits, federal and state cash assistance, the EITC, and SNAP. The report finds that these programs keep 11.5 percent of rural and 7.6 percent of urban residents out of poverty.