SOCIAL POLICY ROLE OF FOOD ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS

In fiscal 1977, the Federal Government will spend $9.2 billion on food stamps and child nutrition programs.These benefits represent the bulk of Government's direct efforts to improve nutrition. But viewed more generally, these programs are only a few among many federal mechanisms for transferring income from one group of people to another to improve the recipients I financial status. Food programs account for only 5 percent of all such transfer payments, but food assistance constitutes a higher proportion of benefits (24 percent) directed to low-income groups. Thus, food assistance is a very important element in federal income support.


Issue Date:
1976-08
Publication Type:
Conference Paper/ Presentation
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https://ageconsearch.umn.edu/record/284004
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English
Total Pages:
17




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