SNAP Take-Up and Transaction Costs: An Analysis Using the Food Security Survey

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Jon Murphy

George Mason University, Students

Date Written: December 12, 2018

Abstract

This paper exploits panel data from the Food Security Survey to examine varying transaction costs on SNAP benefit take-up by tracking individuals eligible for SNAP benefits. Using a logistic regression model, I find SNAP-eligible households living in states with relatively low transaction costs are more likely to take up SNAP benefits than similar households in high transaction cost states.

Suggested Citation

Murphy, Jonathan, SNAP Take-Up and Transaction Costs: An Analysis Using the Food Security Survey (December 12, 2018). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3305961 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3305961

Jonathan Murphy (Contact Author)

George Mason University, Students ( email )

Fairfax, VA
United States

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