Are People Ashamed of Paying with Food Stamps?
AbstractAs is amply documented, there appears to be a large discrepancy between the marginal propensity to purchace food ou of cash income and that out of food stamps. In this paper, we have examined both the formal and empirical bases of the claim that marginal welfare stigma explains this puzzling empirical regularity.
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