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2015 State of Poverty in Ohio Report

Ohio Association of Community Action Agencies

State of Poverty 2015

Understanding Economic Hardship Across Generations

Ohio Poverty Report

From Press Conference Testimony by Philip Cole, OACAA Executive Director

For the past several years, OACAA has worked with Community Research Partners to develop the annual State of Poverty Report to highlight trends and challenges, while dispelling myths about poverty.  We aim to shed light on the real issues low-income Ohioans face on their path to self-sufficiency.

Transcript of full testimony includes recommended steps that need to be taken in Ohio to reduce poverty and create an economy that works for all.

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Report Topics

The Report covers a variety of topics accompanied by corresponding data tables.

  • Defining Poverty
  • Geography of Poverty
  • Labor Market
  • Child Food Insecurity
  • Aging Out of Foster Care
  • Grandparent Caregivers
  • Income Mobility


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