Quantifying the Impact of SNAP Benefits on the U.S. Economy and Jobs
Patrick Canning and
Rosanna Mentzer Morrison
Amber Waves:The Economics of Food, Farming, Natural Resources, and Rural America, 2019, vol. July 2019, issue 06
Participants in USDA’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) generally spend their benefits soon after receiving them, spending that has cascading effects through the economy. A recent ERS analysis finds that during a slowing economy, $1 billion in new SNAP benefits would increase GDP by $1.54 billion and support 13,560 jobs, including 480 agricultural jobs.
Keywords: Consumer/Household Economics; Financial Economics; Food Consumption/Nutrition/Food Safety; Health Economics and Policy; Labor and Human Capital (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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