DDI09.ss.T-PSS.wave7

DDI09.ss.T-PSS.wave7 - T Social Services Dylan Dartmouth...

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T – Social Services Dartmouth 2K9 Dylan 1 Food Stamps /= Direct Cash Transfer Food stamps are in-kind, not direct transfer Rea S. Hederman ‘6 , -- senior policy analyst in the Center for Data Analysis at The Heritage Foundation “Poor poverty yardsticks” http://www.hss.state.ak.us/hspc/files/Poor%20poverty%20yardsticks.pdf. September 8, 2006 It's important to have an accurate measure of progress in our war on poverty . Americans want to help those in need, but they want to do so intelligently. That's difficult when the data are inaccurate. The current measure assumes direct-cash transfers are the only effective way to reduce the poverty rate. Lawmakers rightly avoid direct-cash transfers because of the lack of accountability. In-kind benefits, such as food stamps, ensure the money is spent on needs, such as milk and food , and not vices, such as alcohol and tobacco. Last printed 8/10/2009 09:25:00 AM 1
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T – Social Services Dartmouth 2K9 Dylan 2 Food Stamps In-Kind Food Stamp Program largest in-kind program Harkness, Joseph, and Sandra Newman , Institution: Institute for Policy Studies, Johns Hopkins University 20 01 The Interactive Effects of Food Stamps and Housing Assistance http://www.ers.usda.gov/Briefing/FoodNutritionAssistance/Funding/RIDGEprojectSummary.asp?Summary_ID=83 The Food Stamp Program (FSP) and housing assistance are two of the largest Federal in-kind transfer programs for the poor
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