Economic Research Report No. (ERR-265) 60 pp

July 2019

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and the Economy: New Estimates of the SNAP Multiplier

An analysis of the impact that increasing SNAP benefits by $1 billion during an economic downturn would have on U.S. gross domestic product, employment, and incomes across the farm economy and other industries impacted by SNAP.

See related Amber Waves article: Quantifying the Impact of SNAP Benefits on the U.S. Economy and Jobs.

Keywords: Automatic Stabilizer, fiscal stimulus, gross domestic income (GDI) multiplier, gross domestic product (GDP) multiplier, job impact, Social Accounting Matrix (SAM) multiplier model, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

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