The Poverty-Reducing Effect of Five Key Government Programs in Rural and Urban America
Examines rural and urban residents' income from five social programs: Social Security, disability benefits, federal and state cash assistance, the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). Looks at the role of these programs in reducing poverty and reports how much poverty would increase in rural and urban areas without each program.
Jessica Carson Marybeth Mattingly
Carsey School of Public Policy
Food security and nutrition · Income support and assistance · Poverty · Rural-urban differences · Statistics and data