How Will Food Stamp Cuts Affect Families?

UC Davis Faculty Policy Briefs Available

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On March 1, millions of Americans who have been receiving extra SNAP benefits (food stamps) during the COVID-19 pandemic will see those benefits decrease.

This ‘benefits cliff’ represents the steepest ever drop-off in SNAP since the program started, with the average cut estimated to be more than $80 per person, per month.

As this important milestone approaches, here is a selection of policy briefs from the UC Davis Center for Poverty & Inequality Resarch related to SNAP, all of which contain valuable insights regarding the program’s impact and importance. 

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