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Using Food Stamps To Improve Nutrient Intake


  • You, Wen
  • Mitchell, Paul D.
  • Nayga, Rodolfo M., Jr.


The current Food Stamp Program uses fixed benefit payments that do not provide incentives for participants to improve their nutrient intake. This paper examines an alternative contract using a transfer that increases with expenditures on high nutrient foods as a way to increase nutrient intake among food stamp participants.

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  • You, Wen & Mitchell, Paul D. & Nayga, Rodolfo M., Jr., 2003. "Using Food Stamps To Improve Nutrient Intake," 2003 Annual meeting, July 27-30, Montreal, Canada 21967, American Agricultural Economics Association (New Name 2008: Agricultural and Applied Economics Association).
  • Handle: RePEc:ags:aaea03:21967

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