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Food Stamp Entrepreneurs

@inproceedings{Olds2016FoodSE,
  title={Food Stamp Entrepreneurs},
  author={Gareth Olds},
  year={2016}
}
  • G. Olds
  • Published 1 May 2016
  • Economics
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 to own a business, with larger effects for incorporated firms. I find large increases in labor supply on the extensive and intensive… 

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