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Participation in SNAP and Unemployment Insurance: How Tight Are the Strands of the Recessionary Safety Net?

by David Finifter and Mark Prell

Economic Research Report No. (ERR-157) 53 pp, November 2013

Cover image for ERR157 This report estimates households' participation in the SNAP and Unemployment Insurance programs, as well as households that participate in both programs, during a recession. It also analyzes these households by income relative to poverty, race/ethnicity, and education level.

Keywords: SNAP, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, Unemployment Insurance, UI, multi-program participation, social safety net, recessionary safety net

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Last updated: Friday, November 29, 2013

For more information contact: David Finifter and Mark Prell