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Analysis of Food Stamp Participation Using Qualitative Choice Models


  • Oral Capps
  • Randall A. Kramer


Food stamp program participation at the household level was analyzed using a nationwide sample of households as well as refined measures of residential location, source of income, and household age distribution. Additionally, an empirical comparison of probit analysis vis-à-vis logit analysis was provided. The criteria for the comparison consisted of the use of estimated parameter values, signs, magnitudes, and test statistics, goodness-of-fit to sample data, predictive ability to independent data samples, and non-nested testing procedures. On the basis of this application, the two alternatives appeared to perform equally well.

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  • Oral Capps & Randall A. Kramer, 1985. "Analysis of Food Stamp Participation Using Qualitative Choice Models," American Journal of Agricultural Economics, Agricultural and Applied Economics Association, vol. 67(1), pages 49-59.
  • Handle: RePEc:oup:ajagec:v:67:y:1985:i:1:p:49-59.

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