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Nonparticipation and problems of access in the Food Stamp Program : a review of the literature


Author:
Schafft, Gretchen Engle., Millsap, William., and United States Department of Agriculture. Food and Consumer Service. Office of Analysis and Evaluation.
Year:
1996
Subject:
Food stamps, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, social welfare programs, and United States
Abstract:
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.
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Food and Consumer Service, Office of Analysis and Evaluation
Collection:
USDA publications