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The Institute makes available a number of publications, from our biannual magazine to conference proceedings and occasional reports.

Recent Publications:

Metroscape magazine, Winter 2015

Highlights: Where the Ends Don't Meet, a two-page briefing paper on the 2014 self-sufficiency report.

★ Where the Ends Don't Meet 2014: Measuring Poverty and Self-Sufficiency among Oregon's Families, by Elizabeth Morehead, Ph.D., and Sheila Martin, Ph.D., January 2015. (.pdf file)

IMS has partnered with Worksystems, Inc. to release a new report, “Where the Ends Don’t Meet,” an in-depth analysis of households in Oregon that are not meeting the Self-Sufficiency Standard. The Standard is an alternative to the Federal Poverty Level that measures how much income is required to meet a household’s basic living expenses without subsidies. The analysis was conducted by Dr. Liza Morehead and Dr. Sheila Martin and supported in part with funding from Worksystems.

Sorting out the skills gap: Analyzing the evidence for a shortage of middle-skill workers in the manufacturing and healthcare industries in the Portland region, by Jamin Kimmell, M.U.R.P. candidate, and Sheila Martin, Ph.D., January 2015. (.pdf file)