Electronic Publications from the Food Assistance & Nutrition Research Program No. (EFAN-01-001) 138 pp

December 2000

Study of Arizona Adults Leaving the Food Stamp Program: Final Report

This study examined the situation of adults in Arizona who left the Food Stamp Program in 1997. Adults with dependents or a disability who did not receive Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) at any time during the 12 months preceding their food stamp exit showed the highest degree of self-sufficiency (independence from both public benefits and private support and higher earnings). Adults with dependents or a disability who received TANF at some time during the 12 months preceding their exit improved the most in their post-exit employment situation. Able-bodied adults without dependents and adults with dependents or a disability who received TANF showed the strongest evidence of post-exit hardship and deprivation (living with family or friends while paying no rent or partial rent, no health insurance coverage, and food insecure with moderate or severe hunger).

Keywords: Food Stamp Program, Food Assistance and Nutrition Research Program

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Last updated: Friday, December 01, 2000

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