Category Archives: Food

New Article: “Supermarkets in India: Struggles over the Organization of Agricultural Markets and Food Supply Chains”

FruitNew Article: Amy J. Cohen, Supermarkets in India: Struggles over the Organization of Agricultural Markets and Food Supply Chains, 68 U. Miami L. Rev. 19 (2013).

Video: Making America Stronger: U.S. Food Stamp Program — Center on Budget and Policy Priorities

Video: Making America Stronger: U.S. Food Stamp Program — Center on Budget and Policy Priorities.

Note: This is a professionally put together video that lasts 15 minutes and is done well enough for use in class.

An Error Message for the Poor – NYTimes.com

An Error Message for the Poor – NYTimes.com, Op-Ed by David Super.

New Report: “Hunger and Homelessness Survey” from the U.S. Conference of Mayors

New Report: U.S. Conference of Mayors, “Hunger and Homelessness Survey“(2013) .

-Thanks to Francine Lipman for the heads up!

Food Stamp Fraud, Rare but Troubling – NYTimes.com

Food Stamp Fraud, Rare but Troubling – NYTimes.com.

N.Y. Times: “Cut in Food Stamps Forces Hard Choices on Poor”

News Article: Kim Severson & Winnie Hu, Cut in Food Stamps Forces Hard Choices on Poor, N.Y. Times, Nov. 7, 2013.

WSJ Op-Ed: “In Defense of Food Stamps: A successful poverty program is being unfairly criticized. Here are the facts.”

WSJ Op-Ed: William A. Galston, In Defense of Food Stamps: A successful poverty program is being unfairly criticized. Here are the facts., Wall St. Journal, Nov. 6, 2013.

-Thanks to Jeff Selbin for the heads up!

News Article: “On the Edge of Poverty, at the Center of a Debate on Food Stamps”

News Article: Sheryl Gay Stolberg, On the Edge of Poverty, at the Center of a Debate on Food Stamps, New York Times, Sept. 4, 2013.  

Op-Ed: “From the Mouths of Babes”

Op-Ed: Paul Krugman, From the Mouths of Babes, N.Y. Times, May 30, 2013 [Responding to conservative attacks on food stamps.]

New Article: “Promoting Economic Security among Low Income Families in the United States: The Effects of Food Stamps on Labor Supply, Income, and Poverty”

New Article: Udaya R Wagle, “Promoting Economic Security among Low Income Families in the United States: The Effects of Food Stamps on Labor Supply, Income, and Poverty,” National Poverty Center Working Paper (2012). Abstract below:

Using a combination of family level micro data and state level macro indicators, this analysis examines roles of the Food Stamps Program (FSP) in promoting economic security during 2004 and 2007 in the United States. To account for endogeneity and self-selection bias likely in models of labor supply, income, and poverty using survey data, panel data models are estimated by instrumenting FSP receipts with TANF receipts at the family level and FSP participation rate at a broader geographic level as instruments. While substantiating the widely recognized work disincentive effects of FSP, results support its income-enhancing effects on one hand and poverty-increasing effects on the other. These seemingly contradictory results affirm that FSP supports are typically inadequate to make a significant dent on economic insecurity of ‘poor’ families even though they help promote economic security among low income but ‘non-poor’ families.