Incentive effects of SNAP work requirements

During the Great Recession, work requirements for various safety net programs were relaxed, and it has been argued that these contributed to high unemployment rates and long unemployment durations. One work requirement in the SNAP program applies to "able-bodied adults without dependents," and is lifted when participants reach age 50. Using a regression discontinuity approach that removes bias from age rounding, this article finds no evidence the requirement affects the probability of compliant employment when the requirement is in place.


Issue Date:
Dec 17 2018
Publication Type:
Working or Discussion Paper
DOI and Other Identifiers:
Record Identifier:
https://ageconsearch.umn.edu/record/281156
Language:
English
Total Pages:
38
Series Statement:
Staff Paper P18-5




 Record created 2018-12-17, last modified 2020-10-28

Fulltext:
Download fulltext
PDF

Rate this document:

Rate this document:
1
2
3
 
(Not yet reviewed)