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000033833 245__ $$aFOOD STAMP BENEFITS AND CHILD POVERTY IN THE 1990s
000033833 260__ $$c2003
000033833 269__ $$a2003
000033833 270__ $$mjolliffe@ers.usda.gov$$pJolliffe,   Dean
000033833 270__ $$mltiehen@ers.usda.gov$$pTiehen,   Laura
000033833 270__ $$mJwinicki@ers.usda.gov$$pWinicki,   Joshua
000033833 300__ $$a20
000033833 336__ $$aReport
000033833 446__ $$aEnglish
000033833 490__ $$aFood Assistance and Nutrition Research Report Number 33
000033833 520__ $$aIn 2000, 8.8 million children received food stamps, making the Food Stamp Program a crucial component of the social safety net. Despite its importance, little research has examined the effect of food stamps on children's overall well-being. Using the Current Population Survey from 1989 to 2001, we consider the impact of food stamps on three measures of poverty - the headcount, the poverty gap, and the squared poverty gap. These measures portray the incidence, depth, and severity of poverty. We find that in comparison to the headcount measure, food stamp benefits lead to large reductions in the poverty gap and squared poverty gap measures. We then simulate the effects of several changes in the distribution of food stamps and find that a general across-the-board increase in benefits has little impact on poverty reduction. In contrast, targeted changes can greatly reduce the depth and severity of poverty - increasing benefits to the poor results in a greater reduction in the depth of poverty than expanding participation rates, at a similar cost, among poor households.
000033833 650__ $$aFood Security and Poverty
000033833 6531_ $$aFood stamps
000033833 6531_ $$achildren
000033833 6531_ $$apoverty
000033833 6531_ $$aCurrent Population Survey
000033833 6531_ $$asample design
000033833 700__ $$aJolliffe, Dean
000033833 700__ $$aTiehen, Laura
000033833 700__ $$aGundersen, Craig
000033833 700__ $$aWinicki, Joshua
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000033833 982__ $$gUnited States Department of Agriculture>Economic Research Service>Food Assistance and Nutrition Research Reports
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