Food Stamp Entrepreneurs

  • Gareth Olds, FOOD STAMP ENTREPRENEURS, +4 authors Shiva Koohi
  • Published 2016


This paper explores how eligibility for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly known as the Food Stamps Program) affects firm formation. Using a variety of identification strategies, I show that expanded SNAP eligibility in the mid-2000s increased enrollment by 3-5 percentage points. Newly-eligible households were also 20% more likely… (More)


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