Martha J. Bailey
Research Associate, University of California, Los Angeles
Children with greater access to economic resources before age five experience an increase of 6% of a standard deviation (SD) in their adult human capital, 3% of a SD in their adult self-sufficiency, 8% of a SD in quality of their adult neighborhoods, 0.4% increase in longevity, and 0.5% decrease in likelihood of incarceration.
Is the Social Safety Net a Long-Term Investment? Large-Scale Evidence from the Food Stamps Program