Who Receives Food Stamps During Adulthood? Analyzing Repeatable Events With Incomplete Event Histories

  title={Who Receives Food Stamps During Adulthood? Analyzing Repeatable Events With Incomplete Event Histories},
  author={Lloyd D. Grieger and Sheldon H. Danziger},
Using data from the Panel Study of Income Dynamics (PSID) from 1968 to 2005, we estimate the cumulative probability that young adults in the United States will receive food stamps during adulthood, and examine how that probability varies with an individual’s income and education at age 25 as well as by race and gender. We find that the probability of first food stamp receipt as an adult declines sharply with age, indicating that most adult recipients do so by age 40. Also, those receiving food… 

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