Project: Food Stamp Program Entry and Exit: Economic and Policy Influences on Participation Decisions
Award Year: 2001
Amount of award, fiscal 2001: $200,341.00
Institution: Mathematica Policy Research, Inc.
Principal Investigator: Scott Cody
Status: Completed
Detailed Objective: The study will examine how changes in economic conditions and welfare policies affect entry into and exit from the Food Stamp Program (FSP) for the aggregate caseload and various subgroups. Longitudinal data from the Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP) will be used to examine the extent to which caseload trends are due to decreases in the entry rate versus increases in the exit rate. The SIPP data will be combined with information on State Food Stamp Program (FSP) and Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) policies to develop models of individual FSP entry and exit and employment decisions. These models then will be used to simulate changes in FSP entry and exit rates resulting from changes in economic conditions or State FSP and TANF policies.
Topic: Macroeconomic Conditions, SNAP/Food Stamp Program, Welfare Reform
Dataset: Food Stamp Program Quality Control Data (FSPQC), Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP)
Cody, S., P. Gleason, B. Schechter, M. Satake, and J. Sykes. Food Stamp Program Entry and Exit: An Analysis of Participation Trends in the 1990s, Contractor and Cooperator Report No. 8, July 2005.