Marianne Bitler

The health and nutrition effects of SNAP: Selection into the program and a review of the literature on its effects

Much of the evidence about the effects of SNAP on nutrition is based on cross-sectional studies comparing SNAP recipients and eligible non-recipients, and thus potentially biased, even when observables are controlled. There is evidence suggesting SNAP recipients spend more on food thanĀ other similar families and that they have higher nutrient availability than others.