SNAP Matters: How Food Stamps Affect Poverty, Health and Well Being
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We also discuss current policy debates surrounding SNAP that are informed by the volume and highlight potential directions for further research on SNAP. Current policy debates include proposals to block-grant SNAP and restrict SNAP purchases. Other proposals to drug test SNAP beneficiaries, limit potential work disincentives, increase barriers to access, and make work mandatory for some recipients are discussed. In contrast and at the same time, others have proposed to strengthen and improve SNAP by increasing benefits to meet higher levels of food insecurity amongst low income
Promising directions for future SNAP research include impacts on health and nutrition, reexamination of benefit formulas, attention to program interactions, consideration of unintended consequences, attention to persons with disabilities, and use of demonstration projects to experiment with both program design and delivery.
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