Economic Research on the Joint Contributions of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and Unemployment Insurance (UI) to the Nation's Social Safety Net

Project Dates

04/25/2010 - 04/24/2015


Researchers analyzed the interaction of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) caseloads and unemployment insurance (UI) benefits with participation in covered employment. Household composition dynamics of the caseloads were examined and placed in the context of the business cycle. The project demonstrated how analyses based on linked administrative data files could be replicated in other states.


Use of Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program Benefits by Unemployment Insurance Applicants in Michigan during the Great Recession, Christopher J. O'Leary, Kenneth J. Kline. Upjohn Institute Working Paper 14-210 (2014)


U.S. Department of Agriculture,Economic Research Service

Subject Area

UNEMPLOYMENT, DISABILITY, and INCOME SUPPORT PROGRAMS; Poverty and income support; Unemployment insurance