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Effects of the Decline in the Real Value of SNAP Benefits From 2009 to 2011

by Mark Nord

Economic Research Report No. (ERR-151) 34 pp, August 2013

Cover image for ERR151 This report estimates the extent to which inflation in food prices has eroded improvement in the food security of SNAP recipients that followed the increase in benefit size in April 2009 mandated by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).

Keywords: Food security, food insecurity, food spending, SNAP, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, ARRA, American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, inflation, food price inflation

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Last updated: Friday, August 02, 2013

For more information contact: Mark Nord