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ERIC Number: ED101043
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Dec-31
Reference Count: N/A
Studies in Public Welfare, Paper Number 17: National Survey of Food Stamp and Food Distribution Program Recipients: A Summary of Findings on Income Sources and Amounts and Incidence of Multiple Benefits.
Joint Economic Committee, Washington, DC.
This report presents the findings of a national survey of food stamp program and food distribution program recipients. Specifically, this study provides information on the amounts of earned income, income from other private sources, and major cash and in-kind benefits that food stamp or food distribution program recipients receive from other Federal programs. Included are social security, unemployment insurance, veterans' benefits, public assistance (aid to families with dependent children and to the aged, blind, and disabled, and general assistance), subsidized housing, medicare, medicaid, and child nutrition programs. Cash income equivalents of in-kind benefits were imputed by type of benefit on the basis of per-beneficiary cost to the Federal Government nationwide. Also presented are participants' race, residence, household characteristics, sex-age composition, and employment status. For each of the two programs, an independent sample of 3,600 households was selected by a two-stage random sampling method. Data were collected in January and February 1974, but the respondents were asked for information related to November 1973. Personal interviews were completed in 2,191 food stamp households and 2,364 food distribution households. For reasons of uniqueness, the Puerto Rican food distribution sample households are tabulated from the U.S. samples and are not discussed in this report. (Author/JM)
Descriptors: Cost Effectiveness, Demography, Family Characteristics, Family Financial Resources, Family Income, Federal Aid, Federal Programs, Income, National Surveys, Participant Characteristics, Program Evaluation, Research Methodology
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Joint Economic Committee, Washington, DC.