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NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH

The Effect of Safety Net Programs on Food Insecurity

Lucie Schmidt, Lara Shore-Sheppard, Tara Watson

NBER Working Paper No. 19558
Issued in October 2013

---- Acknowledgements -----

This project was supported with a grant from the University of Kentucky Center for Poverty Research through funding by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Service, contract number AG-3198-B-10-0028. The opinions and conclusions expressed herein are solely those of the authors and should not be construed as representing the opinions or policies of the UKCPR or any agency of the Federal government. We are grateful to Stacy Dickert-Conlin, Katie Fitzpatrick, Craig Gundersen, Hilary Hoynes, Jim Ziliak, and participants at the UKCPR Research Program on Childhood Hunger Organizing Workshop and Progress Report Conference, the National Tax Association meetings, the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management meetings, the NBER Universities Research Conference on Poverty, Inequality, and Social Policy, and the Southern Economic Association meetings for helpful comments. We also thank Rebecca Blank, Henry Farber, Katie Fitzpatrick, Jordan Matsudaira, and Rob Valletta for sharing data. Wendy Magoronga and Tianyue Zhou provided excellent research assistance. The views expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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