Divergent Trends in State-level SNAP Participation: Evidence with Aggregate-level Data

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10675.4/604289
Title:
Divergent Trends in State-level SNAP Participation: Evidence with Aggregate-level Data
Authors:
Rhodes, M. Taylor
Abstract:
This report uses state-level data to analyze trends and determinants of SNAP participation rates from 1989 to 2012. Comparing differences in state-to-national average SNAP participation rates over the business cycle, 20 states were always below the US average with an increasing average differential, while 19 states were always above the US average with an increasing average differential in absolute value. Possible explanatory factors for this divergent pattern are explored, including state-to-national differences in average household median income levels, unemployment rates and monthly SNAP benefits per participant. Lastly, these same factors are examined to determine which affect the probability a state has a SNAP participation rate above the national rate.
Affiliation:
Affiliated Full-time Faculty of the Murphy Center and Assistant Professor of Economics at CCGA
Issue Date:
2-Apr-2016
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10675.4/604289
Type:
Article; Technical Report
Language:
en_US
Series/Report no.:
16-01
Appears in Collections:
Murphy Center Papers

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorRhodes, M. Tayloren
dc.date.accessioned2016-04-02T20:18:37Zen
dc.date.available2016-04-02T20:18:37Zen
dc.date.issued2016-04-02en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10675.4/604289en
dc.description.abstractThis report uses state-level data to analyze trends and determinants of SNAP participation rates from 1989 to 2012. Comparing differences in state-to-national average SNAP participation rates over the business cycle, 20 states were always below the US average with an increasing average differential, while 19 states were always above the US average with an increasing average differential in absolute value. Possible explanatory factors for this divergent pattern are explored, including state-to-national differences in average household median income levels, unemployment rates and monthly SNAP benefits per participant. Lastly, these same factors are examined to determine which affect the probability a state has a SNAP participation rate above the national rate.en
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.relation.ispartofseries16-01en
dc.subjectSNAPen
dc.subjectdeterminantsen
dc.subjectparticipation rate differentialsen
dc.titleDivergent Trends in State-level SNAP Participation: Evidence with Aggregate-level Dataen_US
dc.typeArticleen
dc.typeTechnical Reporten
dc.contributor.departmentAffiliated Full-time Faculty of the Murphy Center and Assistant Professor of Economics at CCGAen
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