Impact University: Welfare

Food Stamps

How Restricting Food Stamp Choices Can Fight Obesity >

Carroll, A. (2016-09-22, The New York Times): "A study shows the potential benefits, but if the past is any guide, what's effective will nonetheless be politically unpalatable."

Food Stamps

Food Stamps: Why Recipients Are Haunted by Stigmas and Misconceptions >

Kasperkevic, J. (2014-04-17, The Guardian): One in seven Americans receive food stamps, but misconceptions abound. Jana Kasperkevic asks Snap workers in Alabama and Texas about the challenges they face, and the most enduring myths.

Tax and Economic Policy

Various Supports for Low-Income Families Reduce Poverty and Have Long-Term Positive Effects On Families and Children >

Parrott, S., Sherman, A., and Trisi, D. (2013-07-30, Center On Budget and Policy Priorities): Arloc Sherman, Danilo Trisi, and Sharon Parrott take a closer look into the federal assistance programs in place to raise families and individuals out of poverty. Programs such as the Earned Income Tax Credit, SNAP food stamps, Medicaid, and early childhood education have been shown to provide both temporary and long-term relief to those who need them.

Stories from the Line

Working, but Needing Public Assistance Anyway >

Cohen, P. (2015-04-12, The New York Times): Nearly three-quarters of the people helped by programs geared to the poor are members of a family headed by a worker, according to a new study by the Berkeley Center for Labor Research and Education at the University of California.


Why Americans Hate Welfare: Race, Media, and the Politics of Antipoverty Policy >

Addressing one of the most volatile issues in contemporary politics, Martin Gilen's work punctures myths and misconceptions about welfare policy, public opinion, and the role of the media in both.

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