Administrative Burden

Administrative Burden

Policymaking by Other Means

Pamela Herd, Donald P. Moynihan

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), colloquially known as food stamps, subsidizes food purchases for half of all Americans over the course of their lives and an estimated one in seven Americans in any given month. Many Americans receive benefits, but generally only for a relatively short time, two-thirds of participants for three or fewer years.

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