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Is the Social Safety Net a Long-Term Investment?

  • Insitute for Research on Labor and Employment 2521 Channing Way Berkeley, CA (map)

Join O-Lab Co-Director Hilary Hoynes for a talk on the evidence from the Food Stamp Program. After Social Security, the Food Stamp Program touches the lives of more American families than any other element of the social safety net. What is the impact of this program on the long-term outcomes of children who receive these resources early in life? Hoynes finds that access to food stamps in childhood leads to long-term improvements in human capital, quality of life, and mortality. Learn more here.

Earlier Event: March 13
Climate Change & Human Mortality
Later Event: April 13
Gabriel Zucman's Cal Day Lecture