|Project: Longitudinal Analysis of the Earnings and Food Stamp Participation of the Working Poor
|Award Year: 2000
|Amount of award, fiscal 2000: $169,489.00
|Institution: The Lewin Group
|Principal Investigator: Michael Fishman
|Detailed Objective: This project examines how the long-term earnings patterns of the working poor
who are eligible for food stamps are related to their participation in the Food
Stamp Program. The project will conduct an extensive analysis of linked files
from the 1992-96 Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP) and Social
Security Administration earnings histories. Specific research issues to be addressed
include differences in the historical earnings patterns of participants and nonparticipants,
and explanations for those differences; the predictive power of earnings patterns
on participation, and of past earnings patterns on future earnings patterns; and
cohort effects on earnings patterns during the 1990's. Emphasis will be placed
on the relative effects of long-term versus short-term poverty on participation.
The investigators will analyze the 1996 cohort (with comparisons to the 1992 cohort)
of the SIPP. Data from the SIPP will also be matched with Social Security Earnings
files to provide more complete long-term information about earnings. The analysis
will draw upon both descriptive and multivariate statistical methods.
|Topic: Income Volatility, Poverty, SNAP/Food Stamp Program
|Dataset: Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP)
Farrell, M., M. Fishman, M. Langley, and D. Stapleton. The Relationship of Earnings and Income to Food Stamp Participation: A Longitudinal Analysis, E-FAN-03-011, USDA, ERS, November 2003.