Income Volatility and Implications for Food Assistance Programs II

Jointly sponsored by the National Poverty Center, Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, University of Michigan and the Economic Research Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture

November 16-17, 2006
Washington, DC.

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Overview Presentation: Trends in Income and Consumption Volatility, 1970-2000. Benjamin J. Keys, University of Michigan.

Income Volatility and Food Stamp Participation in Three American Cities. Robert Moffitt, Johns Hopkins University and David Ribar, George Washington University.

Income Volatility and Low-Income Support Programs. Robin Boadway, Queen's University and Katherine Cuff, McMaster University.

Food Assistance for the Working Poor: Simulating the Impact of the Nutrition Tax Credit on the Food Stamp Program. Thomas MaCurdy, Stanford University and Grecia Marrufo, SPHERE Institute.

Income Volatility, Food Insufficiency and Food Stamp Receipt in the U.S.: The Effect of Welfare Reform. Neil Bania, University of Oregon and Laura Leete, Willamette University.

Earnings Volatility and the Processes of Getting and Staying on Food Stamps. David Ribar, George Washington University and Marilyn Edelhoch, South Carolina Dept. of Social Services.

Food Assistance Programs and the Economic Patterns of Single Mothers Following Poverty Exits. Quinn Moore, Anu Rangarajan, and Peter Schochet, Mathematica Policy Research, Inc.

The Age Gradient in Food Stamp Program Participation: Does Income Volatility Matter? Craig Gundersen, Iowa State University and James Ziliak, University of Kentucky.

Food Assistance Program Participation Among Fragile Families. Daphne Hernandez, University of Michigan and Kathleen Ziol-Guest, Harvard University.

The Dynamics of Food Stamp Receipt after Welfare Reform among Current and Former Welfare Recipients. Brian Cadena, Sheldon Danziger, and Kristin Seefeldt, University of Michigan.

Household Income Volatility: Measurement and Implications for NSLP Eligibility. Constance Newman, USDA Economic Research Service.

Certification Duration For Food Assistance Programs, Mark Prell, USDA Economic Research Service.