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Number of persons covered by food stamps


0 = N.I.U. (Not in Universe).
9 = Top Code (9 or more persons).


STAMPNO specifies the number of current household members covered by Food Stamps during the previous calendar year. See also (FOODSTMP).


This variable is comparable across years.

For 1994-2003, codebooks for the public use files of the ASEC CPS label this variable, "Number of children covered by Food Stamps." However, even during these years the ASEC CPS questionnaire asked about the number of current household members of all ages covered by Food Stamps, and analysis of the data indicates that the variable covers Food Stamp recipients of all ages for all years that this variable is available, including 1994-2003.


  • Households and group quarters receiving Food Stamps.


Years Jan Feb ASEC Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
1980 – 2018 - - X - - - - - - - - -


This variable has no flags.