Resource | Research | Participation Rates
Dynamics of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Participation in the Mid-2000s

This report describes individuals’ patterns of participation in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) from 2004 to 2006, a period of caseload growth and improving economic conditions. Based on data from the U.S. Census Bureau’s Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP), the study explores reasons that individuals enter and leave SNAP, how long they receive SNAP benefits, and whether they return to the program after exiting. The report also examines whether participation patterns in the mid-2000s changed from earlier periods. This report is a companion to Determinants of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Entry and Exit in the Mid-2000s.

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Determinants of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Entry and Exit in the Mid-2000s

This study analyzes which factors are associated with individuals’ decisions to start participating in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and with decisions to leave the program during the period 2004 to 2006. Based on data from the U.S. Census Bureau’s Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP), the study uses a technique called “multivariate regression” to isolate the impact of various factors associated with participation decisions while holding other factors constant. The factors examined in this report include individual demographic and economic variables, as well as State economic conditions and policies. This report is a companion to Dynamics of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Participation in the Mid-2000s.

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Characteristics of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Households: Fiscal Year 2010

This report describes the characteristics of SNAP households and participants nationwide in fiscal year 2010 (October 2009 through September 2010). It also presents an overview of SNAP eligibility requirements and benefit levels in fiscal year 2010. Annual quality control data used to produce this report can be found using the link below.