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The supplemental nutrition assistance program: How does CalFresh work for college students in California? A policy analysis
by Stribling, Hanna F., M.S.W., California State University, Long Beach, 2016, 49; 10099874
Abstract (Summary)

The purpose of this policy analysis was to analyze California’s implementation of CalFresh as a part of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) using research articles and state and governmental documents. The analysis explored the amendment to CalFresh to student eligibility and the consequences of implementation. The amendment to the policy increased eligibility to students that were previously disqualified from receiving nutritional assistance on the basis that they were attending an institution of higher education. A thorough examination of the act provided an understanding of how benefits are distributed among qualifying college students. Though CalFresh is available to many low-income Californians, the information presented in this policy analysis focused on traditional college students and in detailing the benefits they are able to receive through the CalFresh Student Eligibility Amendment.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Brocato, Jo
Commitee: Pasztor, Eileen M., Washington, Theodore A.
School: California State University, Long Beach
Department: Social Work
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 55/04M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Social work, Public policy
Keywords: Calfresh, College students, Food insecurity, Food stamps, Snap, Supplemental nutrition assistance program
Publication Number: 10099874
ISBN: 978-1-339-63830-0
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