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Changes in Elderly Household Participation in the Food Stamp Program

Citation

Akin, John S.; Guilkey, David K.; & Popkin, Barry M. (1985). Changes in Elderly Household Participation in the Food Stamp Program. Journal of Nutrition for the Elderly, 4(3), 25-52.

Abstract

Participation of the elderly in the food stamp program in 1977-78 and 1979-80 are studied using nationally representative and comparable samples. The impact of the elimination of the purchase requirements for the Food Stamp program and changes in other eligibility requirements are studied. Large increases in FSP participation are documented as are some of the factors, particularly social isolation, which are still associated with lowered participation.

URL

https://doi.org/10.1300/J052v04n03_04

Reference Type

Journal Article

Journal Title

Journal of Nutrition for the Elderly

Author(s)

Akin, John S.
Guilkey, David K.
Popkin, Barry M.

Year Published

1985

Volume Number

4

Issue Number

3

Pages

25-52

Reference ID

13159