Measuring the Effect of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Participation on Food Security (Executive Summary)

Measuring the Effect of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Participation on Food Security (Executive Summary)

Published: Aug 30, 2013
Publisher: Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Service
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Associated Project

SNAP Food Security

Time frame: 2010-2014

Prepared for:

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

Authors

Jim Ohls

Laura Canstner

Betsy Santos

Key Findings

The main objectives of the study were to:

  • Assess how household food security and food expenditures vary with SNAP participation
  • Examine how the relationships between SNAP and food security and between SNAP and food expenditures vary by key household characteristics and circumstances
  • Examine in more depth what factors may distinguish between food secure and food insecure SNAP households with children 

 

This report contains the research findings for the first and second objectives. The third objective was based on a qualitative component of the study and was addressed in a separate report.

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