On the Brink: Oklahoma Families Are Already Facing Tough Times

Oklahoma’s economy continues to outperform the nation’s as a whole, yet many families are already caught in the financial pinch of stagnant wages and rising costs. This issue brief and the fact sheet explore the main factors contributing to the economic squeeze on Oklahoma households and reviews some of the indicators revealing the extent and range of hardships confronting many families. With state tax collections already declining, it will be a great challenge to assist families in need if and when the national economic downturn hits Oklahoma. Read our full-length issue brief or one page factsheet to learn more.


Oklahoma Policy Insititute (OK Policy) advances equitable and fiscally responsible policies that expand opportunity for all Oklahomans through non-partisan research, analysis, and advocacy.

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