Economic Equity and the Food Stamp Program

dc.contributor.author Goungetas, Basile
dc.contributor.author Johnson, Stanley
dc.contributor.department Center for Agricultural and Rural Development
dc.date 2018-02-16T11:00:38.000
dc.date.accessioned 2020-06-30T01:06:17Z
dc.date.available 2020-06-30T01:06:17Z
dc.date.embargo 2015-06-02
dc.date.issued 1988-06-01
dc.description.abstract <p>The Thrifty Food Plan (TFP) is used to estimate the household food cost used for determining benefits for participants in the food stamp program. Dietary norms and requirements for macro and micronutrients are reflected in the TFP. Because the TFP is important in calculating benefit levels for FSP participants, it has received broad attention in policy debate. The present analysis shows that household food costs quite similar to those from the TFP can be calculated directly from available USDA Nationwide Food Consumption Survey data. The method developed and applied is simpler and more specialized to household by size and composition than the TFP. Also, it does not use dietary requirements. The new approach has a sound foundation in economics and could result in a more equitable distribution of food stamp program benefits.</p>
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dc.identifier.uri https://dr.lib.iastate.edu/handle/20.500.12876/12996
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dc.subject.disciplines Agricultural and Resource Economics
dc.subject.disciplines Agricultural Economics
dc.subject.disciplines Economics
dc.subject.disciplines Social Policy
dc.subject.disciplines Social Welfare
dc.title Economic Equity and the Food Stamp Program
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