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Up to 47 million Americans face more food insecurity because of proposed restrictions on SNAP food assistance program

Gundersen, Craig (2014) Up to 47 million Americans face more food insecurity because of proposed restrictions on SNAP food assistance program. LSE American Politics and Policy (05 Feb 2014). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

Last November the increase in benefits to the SNAP program of food assistance, put in place in 2009 as part of the American Recovery Act, expired. Craig Gundersen gives an overview of SNAP, writing that in 2012 it provided benefits to more than 47 million people. He argues that recent proposals that would fundamentally change and reduce SNAP assistance will reduce food security and well-being by increasing the program’s stigma and transaction costs, meaning that fewer households will enter the program. This is in contrast to recent reductions in SNAP benefits which will have more limited impacts.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/
Additional Information: © 2014 The Author; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: E History America > E11 America (General)
H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
Sets: Collections > LSE American Politics and Policy (USAPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 07 Aug 2014 14:49
Last Modified: 04 Oct 2019 23:20
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/58759

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