The Impact of Food Stamp Program Participation on Household Food Insecurity

This study examines the impact that participation in the Food Stamp Program has on household food insecurity using data from the Panel Survey of Income Dynamics. Two strategies are used to identify the causal effect of the program. First, endogenous treatment effect models are estimated using state-level errors in payments of benefits as instruments. Additionally the impact of losing benefits due to a government decision on the food insecurity of program participants is examined. The paper finds that program participation lowers food insecurity by at least 18%.


Issue Date:
2008
Publication Type:
Conference Paper/ Presentation
Record Identifier:
http://ageconsearch.umn.edu/record/6552
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/6552
Total Pages:
22
Note:
This draft has been removed at the request of the author. Published as: Elton Mykerezi and Bradford Mills, The Impact of Food Stamp Program Participation on Household Food Insecurity, Am. J. Agr. Econ. (2010) 92(5): 1379-1391
Series Statement:
Selected Paper
467543




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