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The main goal of this was to examine the impact of the SNAP program on the allocation of food and nonfood spending expenditures across six subgroups: food, utilities, apparel, transportation, medical care, and other nonfood spending. The empirical analysis is conducted using a consumer demand approach instead of the traditional Engel curve approach used to evaluate the effect of SNAP participation on household spending. Endogeneity and measurement error of the SNAP participation variable and endogeneity of total expenditures are accounted for with the use of specialized econometric procedures.

Keywords: Measurement error ; binary variable ; Generalized Method of Moments ; bounds.

Subject(s): Agricultural and Food Policy

Issue Date: May 28 2014

Publication Type: Conference Paper/ Presentation

PURL Identifier: http://purl.umn.edu/170650

Series Statement: Paper

5259

Record appears in: Agricultural and Applied Economics Association (AAEA) > 2014 Annual Meeting, July 27-29, 2014, Minneapolis, Minnesota





Author: Carpio, Carlos E. ; Boonsaeng, Tullaya ; Chen, Zhen ; Okrent, Abigail

Source: http://ageconsearch.umn.edu/record/170650?ln=en







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