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SNAP out of it: A study of low-income families’ underutilization of food stamps

Date Added to Library: 
Saturday, July 9, 2016 - 21:31
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): 
10.1080/10875549.2015.1094765
Priority: 
high
Individual Author: 
Cheng, Tyrone C.
Tang, Ning
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Published Date: 
2016
Published Date (Text): 
2016
Publication: 
Journal of Poverty
Volume: 
20
Issue Number: 
2
Page Range: 
152-167
Year: 
2016
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Abstract: 

The secondary data analysis examined low-income families’ use of Food Stamps and how it related to receipt of Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) benefits and other financial help. It employed a nationally representative sample of 54,703 nonelderly adults extracted from a longitudinal data set. Results showed Food Stamps utilization to be associated positively with TANF receipt; in-kind assistance; child-support receipt; number of dependent children; and being African American, female, and disabled and associated negatively with financial support from relatives/friends, family earnings, metropolitan areas, education and occupational skill, age, and being married. The findings’ implications for policy and practice are discussed. (Author abstract)

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Page Count: 
16
Epub Date: 
12/07/2015
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