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FOODSTAMP
Family market value of food stamps

Codes

This is a 5-digit numeric variable.

Description

FOODSTAMP reports the family market value of food stamps --the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). Unlike SPMSNAP, the values of FOODSTAMP are self-reported.

Comparability

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.

Universe

  • All persons.

Availability

Years Jan Feb ASEC Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
1992 – 2018 - - X - - - - - - - - -

Flags

This variable has no flags.