This is a 5-digit numeric variable.
FOODSTAMP reports the family market value of food stamps --the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). Unlike SPMSNAP, the values of FOODSTAMP are self-reported.
Aside from the effects of inflation, FOODSTAMP is comparable across years.
In 2004, this variable is all 0s in the original CPS data. There is no explanation was found in the documentation.
In 2015, FOODSTAMP has a maximum possible value of 24999; in all other years, the maximum possible value is 9999.
- All persons.
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