Technical Documentation for the Fiscal Year 2018 Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Quality Control Database and the QC Minimodel

Publisher: Washington, DC: Mathematica
Oct 01, 2019
Kathryn Cronquist, Sarah Lauffer, Chrystine Tadler, and Sarah Hong

This technical documentation describes how the raw SNAP Quality Control data are cleaned and edited to create the SNAP QC database. It also describes how the QC Minimodel—one of FNS’s SNAP microsimulation models—uses the SNAP QC database to simulate the effect of various policy changes to SNAP on current SNAP participants.


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U.S. Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Service

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