SNAP Out of It: A Study of Low-Income Families’ Underutilization of Food Stamps
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.
MSU Digital Commons Citation
Cheng, Tyrone and Tang, Ning, "SNAP Out of It: A Study of Low-Income Families’ Underutilization of Food Stamps" (2016). Department of Social Work and Child Advocacy Faculty Scholarship and Creative Works. 115.