The Pew Charitable Trusts
Mathematica used two microsimulation models—the MATH SIPP+ model and the QC Minimodel—to assess the effects of the proposed changes on SNAP eligibles and participants. Separately, we used National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey data to examine the health profile of SNAP participants, including the number who are overweight or obese, have type 2 diabetes, have cardiovascular disease, or have risk factors for metabolic syndrome. We also estimated the effect on SNAP participants and benefits of converting SNAP to a state block grant program.
Evidence & Insights From This Project
SNAP Benefits Would Decrease Substantially for Some Households Receiving Energy Assistance Under Certain Provisions of House Farm Bill, But Increase Modestly for Working Households
This analysis, funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, estimates the effects of changing how public agencies take into account utility expenses and earnings when calculating SNAP benefits.Learn More