AgEcon Search

AgEcon Search >
       Western Journal of Agricultural Economics >
          Volume 10, Number 01, July 1985 >

Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://purl.umn.edu/32513

Title: ANALYSIS OF FOOD STAMP PROGRAM PARTICIPATION AND FOOD EXPENDITURES
Authors: Smallwood, David M.
Blaylock, James R.
Issue Date: 1985-07
Abstract: A two equation model is developed to examine jointly the determinants of household food stamp program participation and program effects on food expenditures. The model is unique in that it postulates that the participation decision is based on a cost-benefit ratio, selected socioeconomic characteristics, and the potential for increasing both food and nonfood expenditures. Data from the 1977-78 USDA Nationwide Food Consumption Survey Supplemental Low Income Sample is used to estimate the model. Findings suggest that households, in making the participation decision place equal value on the potential for increasing their food and nonfood expenditures. However, at the margin, bonus stamp income is found to have more than twice the impact of money income on food expenditures. The model's potential for policy analysis is also examined.
URI: http://purl.umn.edu/32513
Institution/Association: Western Journal of Agricultural Economics>Volume 10, Number 01, July 1985
Total Pages: 14
Language: English
From Page: 41
To Page: 54
Collections:Volume 10, Number 01, July 1985

Files in This Item:

File SizeFormat
10010041.pdf1048KbPDFView/Open
Recommend this item

All items in AgEcon Search are protected by copyright.

 

 

Brought to you by the University of Minnesota Department of Applied Economics and the University of Minnesota Libraries with cooperation from the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association.

All papers are in Acrobat (.pdf) format. Get Adobe Reader

Contact Us

Powered by: