2016 State of Poverty
The 2016 State of Poverty report builds on themes from the previous report, including the idea of grandparents as primary caregivers for their grandchildren. It incorporates qualitative data elements and reasons why kinship care might take place, including the increasing effects of drug abuse on families. The report also looks at poverty among college students, particularly non-traditional college students, and the rise of food banks on college campuses. It again highlights the fact that although poverty in Ohio is decreasing slightly, considering episodic poverty changes the view - over 30% of Ohioans experience episodic poverty.