Research shows SNAP’s long-term benefits are improved health and earnings in adulthood

 

Recent research on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) shows that it not only lifted 4.6 million people out of poverty in 2011 but also diminished long-term effects of poverty by improving infant heath; economic outcomes for women, like increased high school attainment, higher earnings and reduced reliance on safety nets in adulthood; and increased health in adulthood. Read the article by Spotlight on Poverty.

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