Study: 23 Percent of Oregon Children Live In Poverty

By Jim McCoy Wed 26th March Newschild povertyChildren First For Oregon
An annual study of child well-being shows about 23 percent of Oregon children live in poverty. The Oregonian reports (http://is.gd/trb9De ) that's a decline from last year's 23.6 percent poverty rate, but a bit higher than the national average of 22.6 percent. The 2014 Progress Report from Children First for Oregon set the poverty level at $23,050 for a family of four. Among other findings, Oregon ranks 30th in the nation for the percentage of children with health insurance. It also has a higher-than-average rate of children entering foster care.

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