Economic Research Report No. (ERR-213) 38 pp

August 2016

The Stimulus Act of 2009 and Its Effect on Food-At-Home Spending by SNAP Participants

Low-income SNAP households spend more on food out of an increase in benefits than cash.

Keywords: Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, SNAP, Stimulus Act, Consumer Expenditure Survey, low-income households, single-parent households, food spending

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