Do Food Stamps Contribute to Obesity in Low-Income Women ? Evidence from the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth 1979

@inproceedings{Fan2009DoFS,
  title={Do Food Stamps Contribute to Obesity in Low-Income Women ? Evidence from the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth 1979},
  author={Maoyong Fan},
  year={2009}
}
Does the Food Stamp Program (FSP), which provides in-kind transfers to low-income Americans, cause female participants to become obese? This question is particularly important because participants are substantially more likely to be obese than are nonparticipants. This paper estimates the effects of food stamp benefits on obesity, overweight and body mass index (BMI) of low-income women. Contrary to previous results, we find little evidence that the FSP causes obesity, overweight or higher BMI… CONTINUE READING

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