Does the Food Stamp Program Affect Food Security Status and the Composition of Food Expenditures?
AbstractThis article considers interaction among participation in the Food Stamp Program (FSP), food security status, and the composition of food expenditures. A quadratic almost ideal demand system with a bootstrapping two-step method of estimation is applied to data from the Current Population Surveyâ€“Food Security Supplement data and used to estimate the model and account for endogeneity between the FSP participation and food insecurity. The results show that FSP participation is endogenously related with food security status and significantly affects total food expenditure and food-away-from-home expenditures.
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Bibliographic InfoArticle provided by Southern Agricultural Economics Association in its journal Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics.
Volume (Year): 40 (2008)
Issue (Month): 01 (April)
food away from home; food insecurity; food stamps; Food Consumption/Nutrition/Food Safety; Food Security and Poverty; Q18; R21; I32;
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- Pan, Suwen & Jensen, Helen H., 2008. "Does the Food Stamp Program Affect Food Security Status and the Composition of Food Expenditures?," Staff General Research Papers 12896, Iowa State University, Department of Economics.
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