Receipt of food stamps is often observed to be positively correlated with intake of nutrients However, this observed fact could be the result of self-selection into the food stamp program by those individuals who are more interested in maintaining good nutrition. We observe that, controlling for participation in the food stamp program, nutrition is negatively affected by food stamp income for a sample of elderly people. However, we find that the levels of nutrients do not decrease enough to cause individuals to fall below the Recommended Dietary Allowance.
|Number of pages||18|
|State||Published - Oct 1996|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Business, Management and Accounting (all)
- Economics and Econometrics