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SNAP Households Adjust Their Expenditures and How They Spend Their Time in Response to Changes in Program Benefits

Matthew Rabbitt () and Jiyoon Kim

Amber Waves:The Economics of Food, Farming, Natural Resources, and Rural America, 2019, vol. August 2019, issue 07

Abstract: The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) mandated higher monthly benefits for households participating in USDA’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). Subsequent legislation ended these higher benefits in November 2013. Researchers found that SNAP households spent less time on food shopping and meal preparation and more time in income-generating work following the sunset of the higher ARRA-mandated benefits.

Keywords: Consumer/Household Economics; Financial Economics; Food Consumption/Nutrition/Food Safety; Food Security and Poverty; Health Economics and Policy (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2019
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DOI: 10.22004/ag.econ.302866

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