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Empirical Bayes Shrinkage Estimates of State Food Stamp Participation Rates for 1994-1998

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  • Allen L. Schirm
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    Presents estimates that measure the need for the Food Stamp Program and the program's effectiveness in each state, by year from 1994 to 1998. Need for the program is based on estimated number of people eligible for food stamps; effectiveness is based on estimated food stamp participation rates, state by state.

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    Paper provided by Mathematica Policy Research in its series Mathematica Policy Research Reports with number 3192.

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    Length: 67
    Date of creation: 30 Oct 2001
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    Handle: RePEc:mpr:mprres:3192

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    Keywords: Food Stamps; Participation Rates; Empirical Bayes;

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