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Poverty & Economic Opportunity

Featured Report
October 7th, 2014

The 2013 Oklahoma Poverty Profile is a 2-page fact sheet that displays data and information about poverty in the state through concise and colorful charts and infographics, summarizing key findings from the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey. Just over 625,000 Oklahomans lived in poverty in 2013, or about one in six state residents.  Download the 2013 Oklahoma Poverty Profile Other blog posts  Continue Reading »

Recent Articles & Reports
August 24th, 2015
"GoldenDriller" by Dakpowers

Chan Aaron is an OK Policy intern. He is pursuing an environmental policy degree at The University of Tulsa. He is also a graduate of Oklahoma State University with a degree in philosophy and a veteran of the United States Navy. Oklahoma’s deep ties to the oil and gas industry are common knowledge. One estimate is that approximately 1 in 4  Continue Reading »

August 20th, 2015
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With the Community Eligibility Provision, participating schools can eliminate school meals paperwork and serve all students at no charge. Our report explains the program’s benefits and how it works, as well as its potential for Oklahoma schools… Read more

August 18th, 2015

Derek Wietelman is an OK Policy summer intern. He is an Oklahoma State University student pursuing a double major in statistics and political science, with minors in economics and environmental economics, politics, and policy. Last May, U.S. Senators Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) and Brian Schatz (D-HI) held a press conference to introduce a bill that would set a price of $45  Continue Reading »