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Food Security of SNAP Recipients Improved Following the 2009 Stimulus Package

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  • Nord, Mark
  • Prell, Mark A.

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The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 increased Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefit levels and expanded SNAP eligibility for jobless adults without children. After these enhancements, SNAP participation and inflation-adjusted food spending by low-income households increased. Food insecurity declined by 2.2 percentage points among low-income households but was unchanged among households with incomes somewhat above SNAP-eligibility cutoffs.

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  • Nord, Mark & Prell, Mark A., 2011. "Food Security of SNAP Recipients Improved Following the 2009 Stimulus Package," Amber Waves, United States Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service, June.
  • Handle: RePEc:ags:uersaw:121096
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    1. Shannon, Jerry, 2014. "What does SNAP benefit usage tell us about food access in low-income neighborhoods?," Social Science & Medicine, Elsevier, vol. 107(C), pages 89-99.
    2. repec:eee:jeborg:v:143:y:2017:i:c:p:45-57 is not listed on IDEAS
    3. Waehrer, Geetha & Deb, Partha & Decker, Sandra L., 2015. "Did the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act affect dietary intake of low-income individuals?," Economics & Human Biology, Elsevier, vol. 19(C), pages 170-183.

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