A Protective Association between SNAP Participation and Educational Outcomes Among Children of Economically Strained Households

Nisha Beharie, Micaela Mercado, Mary McKay

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Abstract

With the recent cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), more information is needed to assess the impact these policies have on vulnerable children. As such, this study assesses the potential moderating effect of SNAP participation on the association between material deprivation and educational outcomes among children living in poverty (n = 10 971, and n = 14 928). SNAP participation was found to moderate the association between material deprivation and grade retention, indicating that SNAP may be contributing to grade retention among children living in poverty, which can have positive lifelong consequences.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)181-192
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Hunger and Environmental Nutrition
Volume12
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 3 2017

Keywords

  • Food insecurity
  • SNAP
  • education

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health(social science)
  • Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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