Access

You are not currently logged in.

Access your personal account or get JSTOR access through your library or other institution:

login

Log in to your personal account or through your institution.

Do Intra-Household Effects Generate the Food Stamp Cash-out Puzzle?

Robert Breunig and Indraneel Dasgupta
American Journal of Agricultural Economics
Vol. 87, No. 3 (Aug., 2005), pp. 552-568
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/3697898
Page Count: 17
  • Download ($36.00)
  • Subscribe ($19.50)
  • Cite this Item
Do Intra-Household Effects Generate the Food Stamp Cash-out Puzzle?
Preview not available

Abstract

Previous empirical studies have noted the higher marginal propensity to consume food out of food stamps in the United States, compared to that out of cash income. Analyzing data from U.S. Food Stamp Program participants, we find evidence that this discrepancy may be driven primarily by the behavior of multiple-adult households. Single-adult households show no evidence of any discrepancy. Thus, our results suggest that food stamp and cash income (welfare or market) may have very different impact on the intra-household allocation process, and that this is reflected empirically in the cash-out puzzle.

Page Thumbnails

  • Thumbnail: Page 
[552]
    [552]
  • Thumbnail: Page 
553
    553
  • Thumbnail: Page 
554
    554
  • Thumbnail: Page 
555
    555
  • Thumbnail: Page 
556
    556
  • Thumbnail: Page 
557
    557
  • Thumbnail: Page 
558
    558
  • Thumbnail: Page 
559
    559
  • Thumbnail: Page 
560
    560
  • Thumbnail: Page 
561
    561
  • Thumbnail: Page 
562
    562
  • Thumbnail: Page 
563
    563
  • Thumbnail: Page 
564
    564
  • Thumbnail: Page 
565
    565
  • Thumbnail: Page 
566
    566
  • Thumbnail: Page 
567
    567
  • Thumbnail: Page 
568
    568