Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering Publications

Campus Units

Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering, Computer Science, Ames Laboratory

Document Type

Article

Publication Version

Published Version

Publication Date

2014

Journal or Book Title

International Journal of Information and Communication Technology

Volume

6

Issue

2

First Page

189

Last Page

212

DOI

10.1504/IJICT.2014.060399

Abstract

Recently, much discussion has centred on disproportionate dependence of certain racial groups on SNAP programme. This racial overture is sparked by comments made during the Fox News-Wall Street Journal Republican Presidential debate by Newt Gingrich, former Speaker of the House, who asserted that President Obama is a ‘food stamp president’. This stereotypic SNAP overture is posting a larger narrative about government assistance and disproportionate dependence of some racial minority groups on government programmes. However, are majority of SNAP recipients fit minority profiling? We explain this overarching question through geospatial study of racial and spatial equity in government welfare programmes on food stamp. Specifically, this study explains the variations in participation votes in the food stamp programme using census tract data for counties and metropolitan areas as case examples. In addition to profiling the food stamp population across state, this study provides information required for developing the targeted nutrition education campaign.

Comments

This article is published as Sharma, Sugam, Udoyara Sunday Tim, Shashi Gadia, and Johnny Wong. "Does SNAP eligibility have racial or ethnic gradients: a geospatial social exploratory." International Journal of Information and Communication Technology 6, no. 2 (2014): 189-212. DOI: 10.1504/IJICT.2014.060399. Posted with permission.

Copyright Owner

Inderscience Enterprises Ltd.

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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