Indiana University SPEA Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy University of Pennsylvania AIR American University

Panel: SNAP and the Transfer System
(Poverty and Income Policy)

Thursday, November 12, 2015: 8:30 AM-10:00 AM
Zamora (Hyatt Regency Miami)

*Names in bold indicate Presenter

Panel Organizers:  Jonathan Schwabish, PolicyViz
Panel Chairs:  Craig Gundersen, University of Illinois
Discussants:  Colleen Heflin, University of Missouri

How Do Safety Net Participation Rates from Administrative Data and Survey Data Respond to Policy Variation and the Business Cycle? Evidence from the CPS ASEC
Marianne Bitler, University of California, Davis and Hilary Hoynes, University of California, Berkeley

SNAP Matters: How Food Stamps Affect Poverty, Health and Well Being
Timothy Smeeding, Institute for Research on Poverty

As the United States continues to emerge from the most recent recession, questions continue about the state of the support system for low-income people and families. This session brings together many of the top people in the fields of low-income transfer programs to discuss these important issues.
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