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ISSUES IN FOOD ASSISTANCE - HOW UNEMPLOYMENT AFFECTS THE FOOD STAMP PROGRAM

Kenneth Hanson and Craig Gundersen

No 262257, Food Assistance and Nutrition Research Reports from United States Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service

Abstract: This issues brief examines the link between unemployment and food stamps, with an emphasis on the potential magnitude of economic and policy changes on food stamp caseloads. We find that a 1-percentage-point increase in the unemployment rate leads to about 700,000 more food stamp recipients in the first year and in the longer run, this increase leads to 1.3 million more food stamp recipients.

Keywords: Food Security and Poverty; Labor and Human Capital; Public Economics (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 6
Date: 2002-10-01
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DOI: 10.22004/ag.econ.262257

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