|Project: What Explains Recent Changes in Food Stamp Program Caseloads?
|Award Year: 1999
|Amount of award, fiscal 1999: $96,807.00
|Institution: Abt Associates, Inc.
|Principal Investigator: Robert Kornfeld
|Detailed Objective: This work is designed to improve models of caseload dynamics and enable policymakers and program analysts to better anticipate and forecast future
fluctuations in Food Stamp Program (FSP) participation over the business cycle. The project
will employ variation in the timing and magnitude of changes in economic conditions
and policy changes at the State level in order to estimate their effects on
FSP caseload changes. Similar models have already been used extensively to study
cash welfare programs. A novel feature of the project is its use of detailed
information available in Quality Control Data on FSP participants. The work
is a cooperative assistance agreement with Abt Associates, Inc. for a cost of
$96,807 in fiscal 1999. A final report is expected to be completed in February
|Topic: Macroeconomic Conditions, SNAP/Food Stamp Program
|Dataset: Food Stamp Program Quality Control Data (FSPQC)
Kornfeld, R. Explaining Recent Trends in Food Stamp Program Caseloads: Final Report, E-FAN-02-008, USDA, ERS, March 2002.