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Nonparticipation and problems of access in the Food Stamp Program : a review of the literature
- Schafft, Gretchen Engle., Millsap, William., United States, Department of Agriculture., Food and Consumer Service., and Office of Analysis and Evaluation.
- Food stamps, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, and social welfare programs
- Reviews literature about participation and nonparticipation in the Food Stamp Program and initiatives within it that have informed hard-to-reach client groups about food stamps and/or assisted clients in the application process. The review encompasses five sections: the first discusses the background of efforts to reach client groups who appear to be underrepresented among food stamp participants; the second reviews research literature based on survey data that describes patterns of non-participation in the FSP; the third section reviews literature based on direct interviewing or ethnographic observation of people in financial need and their attitudes toward public benefit programs; the fourth section examines systematic efforts to provide outreach and client assistance; and the fifth section discusses what the literature offers to our understanding of patterns and problem of access to FSP participation.
- U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Food and Consumer Service, Office of Analysis and Evaluation
- USDA publications
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