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DESCRIPTION: The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly known as the Food Stamp Program) provides time-series data on State and county-level estimates of SNAP participation and benefit levels, combined with area estimates of total population, the number of persons in poverty, and selected socio-demographic characteristics of the population. All data, except program benefit amounts, are for a selected point in time each year; program benefit levels are total benefits issued over the course of a calendar year.
Time-series data are available for program participation counts since 1997 (and for 1989, 1993, and 1995). Estimates of program benefits are available since 1969; some county-level benefits data are imputed. Estimates of population counts and persons in poverty are available for selected years.
ORIGINATING AGENCY / PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR(S): United State Department of Agriculture (USDA)
RELATED WEB SITES:
United States Department of Agriculture
DATA DISSEMINATED BY: Mathematica Policy Research