THE FOOD STAMP PROGRAM AND LOW-INCOME HOUSEHOLDS' FOOD PURCHASES

Households participating in the Food Stamp Program increased their food expenditures an average of 10 percent Their food-at-home expenditures rose 19 percent while food-away-from-home expenditures declined 36 percent Increases occurred for cereal and dairy products, eggs, nonalcoholic beverages, pork, poultry, and processed vegetables The Food Stamp Program was estimated to be nearly three times as effective as a cash transfer program in expanding food purchases These conclusions are based in a analysis of the 1972-74 Bureau of Labor Statistics Consumer Expenditure Survey, when the purchase requirement was in effect


Issue Date:
1980-10
Publication Type:
Journal Article
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/148696
Published in:
Agricultural Economics Research, Volume 32, Number 4
Page range:
33-41
Total Pages:
9




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