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Program Participation and Policy-Related Research

Using linked data in its infrastructure, the Census Bureau conducts ongoing research on program participation, including eligibility, coverage, and socioeconomic and well-being outcomes, as well as relevant methodological issues affecting such studies. Programs of interest include the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), popularly known as food stamps, the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), Unemployment Insurance, housing assistance programs, and other programs and policies.


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