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Food stamps helped ease poverty rate, study says

Food stamps helped ease poverty rate, study says
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Tuesday, April 10, 2012 - 6:51pm

A new Agriculture Department study has found that food stamps, one of the country's largest social safety net programs, reduced the poverty rate substantially during the recent recession.

The food stamp program, formally known as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program reduced the poverty rate by nearly 8 percent in 2009, the most recent year included in the study, a significant impact for a social program whose effects often go unnoticed by policymakers.

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http://www.statesman.com/news/nation/food-stamps-helped-ease-poverty-rat...

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