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ERS’s SNAP Distribution Schedule Database Allows for New Research on Program Impacts

Jessica Todd () and Christian A. Gregory

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

Abstract: Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) participants receive their benefits in a lump-sum on a single day each month. States are allowed to stagger delivery of benefits over the month, with a portion of SNAP recipients receiving benefits each distribution day. States are increasingly likely to distribute SNAP benefits over a longer span of days. A new ERS data product provides distribution schedules for each State and the District of Columbia for 1998-2018.

Keywords: Consumer/Household 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.302867

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