Welfare Indicators and Risk Factors: Fourteenth Report to Congress. Figure SNAP 1. Persons Receiving Food Stamps/SNAP: 1962–2013


Figure SNAP 1.  Persons Receiving Food Stamps/SNAP: 1962–2013

Note: Total participants includes persons receiving assistance in Guam and the Virgin Islands. Shaded areas are periods of recession as determined by the National Bureau of Economic Research. Annual poverty data have been converted to monthly data by linear interpolation to correspond to the monthly Food Stamps/SNAP data.

Sources: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Service, published online at http://www.fns.usda.gov/pd/supplemental-nutrition-assistance-program-snap and unpublished data from the Food Stamps National Data Bank; U.S. Census Bureau, , “Income, Poverty, and Health Insurance Coverage in the United States: 2013,” Current Population Reports, Series P60-249 and earlier reports (the population below 130 percent of poverty level income for 1962-2001 estimated by ASPE).

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