Project: Joint Contributions of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, Unemployment Insurance, and Cash Assistance to California's Social Safety Net
Award Year: 2010
Amount of award, fiscal 2010: $97,961.00
Institution: Public Policy Institute of California
Principal Investigator: Caroline Danielson
Status: Ongoing
Detailed Objective: This project will use linked administrative data files from the State of California to address two critical issues: (a) the dynamics of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) participation among low-income households with workers; and (b) the interactions between receipt of SNAP benefits and State Unemployment Insurance (UI) benefits, especially during the current recession. Such analyses can provide information that will enable increased program efficiency by identifying factors affecting households' decisions to apply for SNAP benefits.
Topic: SNAP/Food Stamp Program