Food Stamp Program Access Study
by Margaret Andrews
Electronic Publications from the Food Assistance & Nutrition Research Program No. (EFAN-03013) May 2004
The plummeting food stamp caseload of the late 1990s fixed policymakers’ and analysts’ attention on the policies and practices of local food stamp offices as possible barriers to participation. With funding from USDA’s Economic Research Service, Abt Associates Inc. and Health Systems Research, Inc., examined the extent to which local office policies and practices affect households’ decisions to apply for food stamps and to continue participating once they are approved for food stamp benefits. This set of reports presents the results of the study.
Keywords: food stamp program, FSP, food assistance programs, poor families, welfare policy, program access, caseloads, Food Assistance and Nutrition Research Program, FANRP
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Food Stamp Program Access Study: Local Office Policies and Practices, December 2003
Food Stamp Program Access Study: Eligible Nonparticipants, May 2004
Food Stamp Program Access Study: Final Report, November 2004