Where SNAP works: Understanding the place effects of food welfare

Supermarket sign: We Accept SNAP/EBT - Supplemental Nutrition Assistant Program

Project outline

 

This project explores the place-based effects of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (‘SNAP’), one of the largest welfare programmes in the United States. Local differences in programme administration offer unique opportunities to apply innovative quantitative research designs to understand how and where the program works, including how it supports individual health and wellbeing as well as neighbourhood food environments.