Project: Longitudinal Analysis of the Earnings and Food Stamp Participation of the Working Poor
Award Year: 2000
Amount of award, fiscal 2000: $169,489.00
Institution: The Lewin Group
Principal Investigator: Michael Fishman
Status: Completed
Detailed Objective: This project examines how the long-term earnings patterns of the working poor who are eligible for food stamps are related to their participation in the Food Stamp Program. The project will conduct an extensive analysis of linked files from the 1992-96 Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP) and Social Security Administration earnings histories. Specific research issues to be addressed include differences in the historical earnings patterns of participants and nonparticipants, and explanations for those differences; the predictive power of earnings patterns on participation, and of past earnings patterns on future earnings patterns; and cohort effects on earnings patterns during the 1990's. Emphasis will be placed on the relative effects of long-term versus short-term poverty on participation. The investigators will analyze the 1996 cohort (with comparisons to the 1992 cohort) of the SIPP. Data from the SIPP will also be matched with Social Security Earnings files to provide more complete long-term information about earnings. The analysis will draw upon both descriptive and multivariate statistical methods.
Topic: Income Volatility, Poverty, SNAP/Food Stamp Program
Dataset: Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP)
Farrell, M., M. Fishman, M. Langley, and D. Stapleton. The Relationship of Earnings and Income to Food Stamp Participation: A Longitudinal Analysis, E-FAN-03-011, USDA, ERS, November 2003.