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The effect of food stamps on the labor supply of unmarried adults without dependent children : final report, March 10, 1989


Author:
Fraker, Thomas., Moffitt, Robert., Mathematica Policy Research, inc, and United States Food and Nutrition Service.
Year:
1989
Subject:
Welfare recipients -- Employment -- United States and Food stamps
Abstract:
Abstract: This report presents findings from an econometric study of the effects of the Food Stamp Program (FSP) on the work effort of low-wage, unmarried men and women without dependent children. A model of the joint determination of the wage rate and hours of work is estimated separately for men and women using data from the 1984 Panel of the Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP). Estimates of the model are used to derive the wage and income elasticities of labor supply and to simulate the effects of the current FSP, as well as hypothetical changes in the FSP on work effort. The elasticities and simulation results are compared with previous findings for female heads of household with dependent children.
Format:
vii, 32 leaves : ill. ; 28 cm.
Publisher:
Mathematica Policy Research
Collection:
USDA publications