RESEARCH PAPER 2010-8
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) helps low income people and families buy food they need for good health. The main objective of this study is to examine the effects of changes in the economic conditions and welfare on SNAP participation in the Appalachian region. The study employs county level data to capture variation in SNAP participation. Spatial econometric models are developed to examine the relationship among the economic and business cycle conditions, changes in welfare reforms, demographic and household attributes, institutional factors, and SNAP participation. The findings from this study could be helpful in improving welfare programs in this region.
Digital Commons Citation
Michieka, Nyakundi M.; Pradhan, Archana; and Gebremedhin, Tesfa, "A Spatial Analysis of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program and Economic Conditions in the Appalachian Region" (2010). Regional Research Institute Working Papers. 44.