Economic Research Report No. (ERR-157) 53 pp

November 2013

Participation in SNAP and Unemployment Insurance: How Tight Are the Strands of the Recessionary Safety Net?

This report estimates households' participation in the SNAP and Unemployment Insurance programs, as well as households that participate in both programs, during a recession. It also analyzes these households by income relative to poverty, race/ethnicity, and education level.

Keywords: SNAP, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, Unemployment Insurance, UI, multi-program participation, social safety net, recessionary safety net

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