Verdict Is In: Food Stamps Put Poor Kids on Path to Success

Long-term evidence starting in the 1960s now shows that government support in childhood reduces the need for welfare in adulthood.


Congress is expected to vote this week on a new farm bill, which includes changes to the food stamp program. Lawmakers should take the time to read up on recent research about the program’s effects. Innovative research has demonstrated convincingly that young children whose families receive food stamps benefit later in life.

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