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Resources by Topic: Income support and assistance

Is Food Insecurity the Same Thing as Hunger?
Defines food insecurity and hunger, and why there is a controversy with the terminology.
Author(s): Candi Helseth, Beth Blevins
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 05/2013
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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SNAP Use Increased Slightly in 2012: In Struggling Economy, Both Traditional and New Populations Rely on SNAP to Avoid Hunger
Uses data from the American Community Survey to examine rates of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) receipt in 2012, track changes since the onset of the recession, and monitor receipt by region and place type including rural, suburban, and central city.
Author(s): Jessica A. Carson
Date: 2013
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Carsey School of Public Policy
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Child Care Subsidies Critical for Low-Income Families Amid Rising Child Care Expenses
Examines changes in child care expenditures from 2005 to 2011 with comparisons between nonmetropolitan and metropolitan residents. Addresses differences in monthly income spent on child care for different income groups and for mothers in poverty and discusses the policy implications.
Author(s): Kristin Smith, Nicholas Adams
Date: 2013
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Carsey School of Public Policy
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Recent Data Show Continued Growth in Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Use
Examines rates of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) receipt in 2011, with particular attention to changes since the onset of the recession and to receipt by family composition, region, and place type (rural, suburban, central city).
Author(s): Jessica A. Carson, William W. Meub
Date: 2013
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Carsey School of Public Policy
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Employment Instability and Food Insecurity of Rural North Carolinians during the Recession
Explains results from a study based on information from the Family Life Project revealing resources that rural North Carolina residents used throughout the recession of 2007-2009.
Author(s): Allison De Marco, Lynne Vernon-Feagans, Martha Cox, et al.
Date: 12/2012
Type: Document
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The Need to Integrate Work Programs for Low-Income Rural Residents
Examines issues and opportunities associated with integration of workforce programs in rural communities. Discusses opportunities for the Department of Labor and the Department of Health and Human Services to collaborate to serve low-income rural residents.
Date: 12/2012
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services
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Food Assistance Program Outreach During the Recession
Assesses the impact of four major food assistance programs during the recession of December 2007 to June 2009. Compares differences between rural and urban counties.
Author(s): Suzanne McDevitt
Date: 12/2012
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Center for Rural Pennsylvania
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National Advisory Committee on Rural Health & Human Services Meeting Minutes, Austin, TX, September 26-28, 2012
Minutes from the National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services' (NACRHHS) 72nd meeting, which included discussions on the following topics: border health, rural workforce opportunities for low-income rural residents, and future models of rural healthcare infrastructure (FESC and FCHIP).
Date: 09/2012
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services
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Alleviating Poverty in the United States: The Critical Role of SNAP Benefits (Full Report)
Reports on a study that shows how the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) improves the welfare of low-income households. Compares poverty data and SNAP benefits in metropolitan areas versus nonmetropolitan areas.
Additional links: Report Summary
Author(s): Laura Tiehen, Dean Jolliffe, Craig Gundersen
Date: 04/2012
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: USDA Economic Research Service
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The Effects of State EITC Expansion on Children's Health
Examines the impact of state-level adoption of Earned Income Tax Credits (EITCs) on a set of health-related outcomes for children, including health insurance coverage, the use of preventive medical and dental care, and health status measures. Includes data specific to non-metropolitan areas.
Author(s): Reagan A. Baughman
Date: 2012
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Carsey School of Public Policy
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