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Provedor de dados:  AgEcon
País:  United States
Autores:  Breunig, Robert
Dasgupta, Indraneel
Gundersen, Craig
Pattanaik, Prasanta
Data:  2004-12-09
Ano:  2001
Palavras-chave:  Food Stamp Program
Cash transfers
Cash-out puzzle
Welfare stigma
Cournot model
Intra-household distribution
Engel curves
Food Consumption/Nutrition/Food Safety
Food Security and Poverty
Resumo:  Empirical studies have shown that food stamp participants spend a higher proportion of their benefit on food than they would with an equivalent amount of cash. Our study demonstrates that this result can be explained by the decision-making behavior of multi-adult households. Multi-adult households spend a higher proportion of their food stamp benefit than they would with an equivalent amount of cash. In contrast, single-adult households show little difference in food spending between food stamps and an equivalent amount of cash. Because over 30 percent of food stamp participants are in multi-adult households, switching from food stamps to cash may reduce food purchases of these needy households. If that is indeed the case, the use of food stamps and other in-kind benefits may be more desirable than other forms of assistance.
Tipo:  Report
Idioma:  Inglês
Identificador:  15440
Editor:  AgEcon Search
Relação:  United States Department of Agriculture>Economic Research Service>Food Assistance and Nutrition Research Reports
Food Assistance and Nutrition Research Report Number 12
Formato:  30


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