Food Stamp Entrepreneurs

In the mid-2000's, expanding SNAP (formerly known as food stamps) eligibility increased enrollment by 3-5%. Newly eligible households were 20% more likely to own a business. The results are driven by newly-eligible households that did not enroll in SNAP, which the author suggests is an indication that uninsured risk from leaving wage employment is a primary barrier to entrepreneurship.

2016

Academic Paper

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