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Title: A Spatial Analysis of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program in the Appalachian Region
Authors: Michieka, Nyakundi M.
Pradhan, Archana
Gebremedhin, Tesfa G.
Authors (Email): Michieka, Nyakundi M. (nyakundi.michieka@mail.wvu.edu)
Pradhan, Archana (apradhan@ncrc.org)
Gebremedhin, Tesfa G. (tgebrem@wvu.edu)
Keywords: Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program
Spatial Durbin Model
Appalachia
Issue Date: 2011-11
Abstract: Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) helps low income people and households buy food for proper health. This study seeks to examine the effects of changes in economic conditions and welfare on SNAP participation in the Appalachian region. Using county level data, the Spatial Durbin (SDM) Model was used to examine the effect of economic conditions, demographic attributes and institutional factors on SNAP participation. Empirical results from the marginal effects indicate that poverty had the greatest influence on SNAP participation. Findings from this study could be helpful in improving welfare programs in this region.
URI: http://purl.umn.edu/139429
Institution/Association: Journal of Food Distribution Research>Volume 42, Number 3, November 2011
Total Pages: 19
From Page: 77
To Page: 95
Collections:Volume 42, Number 3, November 2011

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