Poverty rises in middle class


An Oregon State University study of first-time food stamp users finds that the recession has increased poverty among Oregon’s middle class.

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An Oregon State University study of first-time food stamp users finds that the recession has increased poverty among Oregon’s middle class.

It found outsize increases in such categories as adult males who had lost manufacturing or construction jobs, households that hadn’t used food stamps and households that reported sharp drops in income.

The findings were not a surprise. Even as the recession was easing, food stamp use was rising, with one in six Oregonians using them.

Read more at StatesmanJournal.com.

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