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Poor In Oregon Means Working Poor


The idea that people in poverty are just lazy people shirking work is severely undercut by research. 

That includes a new report from the Oregon Center for Public Policy showing that most Oregonians below the poverty line have jobs. 

Janet Bauer is a policy analyst at OCPP.  She visits with details of the research and options for policymakers in the future.  

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