Household Food Security and SNAP, Mark Nord, USDA
Friday, February 14, 2014, 8:45 a.m. EST
Mark Nord, a sociologist in the Food Assistance Branch at the Economic Research Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, discusses data that show about 47 million Americans (1 in 7) get assistance from food stamps, now called SNAP (the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program). The 80 percent increase since 2007 reflects higher food insecurity and unemployment in the wake of the recession.
Biography: Mark Nord, sociologist, Food Assistance Branch at the Economic Research Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture
Source of Information:
Food Access Research Atlas
Participation in SNAP and Unemployment Insurance: How Tight Are the Strands of the Recessionary Safety Net?
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Access at the State and County Levels: Evidence from Texas SNAP Administrative Records and the American Community Survey
Effects of the Decline in the Real Value of SNAP Benefits from 2009 to 2011
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