Policy Matters #1

Valuing Families: The State of Oregon’s Families by Leslie Harris, Dorothy Kliks Fones Professors of Law, softbound, 91pp. Sandra Morgen, editor. Eugene, OR: Center for the Study of Women in Society, 1999.

The first publication in the series, authored by family law expert Leslie Harris, was published June 1999 and is packed with charts, graphs, and text that illustrate the struggles and successes of families in meeting their day-to-day needs such as:

  • availability of affordable, accessible health care and child care
  • the impact of taxation on household income,
  • affordability of housing
  • childhood poverty rates
  • use of cash assistance, food stamps, and other services
  • domestic violence rates, shelter availability