Economics, Human Development and Family Studies
Journal or Book Title
American Journal of Agricultural Economics
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Welfare and food stamp program changes may affect local economies, and economic changes may affect local program participation. In this paper we outline a model of these interactions. First we highlight key changes in the programs and report recent program and labor market participation patterns in metro and non-metro portions of the Midwest and the state of Iowa. Then we describe computable general equilibrium (CGE) model equations that formalize the types of choices being made and discuss the regional economic impacts that can be simu lated. In the process, we raise several related research questions.
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Kilkenny, Maureen; Jensen, Helen H.; Garasky, Steven; and Olmsted, Jennifer, "Welfare and Food Assistance at the State and Sub-State Level: A Framework for Evaluating Economic and Programmatic Changes" (2000). Economics Publications. 212.