*Associate Professor, Vanderbilt University and Associate Professor, Auburn University. This research was supported by a Small Grant from the Institute for Research on Poverty of the University of Wisconsin. The authors accept responsibility for any errors.
THE EFFECT OF THE FOOD STAMP PROGRAM ON NUTRIENT INTAKE
Article first published online: 28 SEP 2007
Volume 34, Issue 4, pages 781–798, October 1996
How to Cite
Butler, J. S. and Raymond, J. E. (1996), THE EFFECT OF THE FOOD STAMP PROGRAM ON NUTRIENT INTAKE. Economic Inquiry, 34: 781–798. doi: 10.1111/j.1465-7295.1996.tb01410.x
- Issue published online: 28 SEP 2007
- Article first published online: 28 SEP 2007
Receipt of food stamps is often observed to be positively correlated with intake of nutrients. However, this observed fact could be the result of self-selection into the food stamp program by those individuals who are more interested in maintaining good nutrition. We observe that, controlling for participation in the food stamp program, nutrition is negatively affected by food stamp income for a sample of elderly people. However, we find that the levels of nutrients do not decrease enough to cause individuals to fall below the Recommended Dietary Allowance.