A Concise History of the Food Stamp Program Metadata

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Title

  • Main Title A Concise History of the Food Stamp Program

Creator

  • Author: Richardson, Joe
    Creator Type: Personal
    Creator Info: Education and Public Welfare Division

Publisher

  • Name: Library of Congress. Congressional Research Service.
    Place of Publication: Washington D.C.

Date

  • Creation: 1979-11-16

Language

  • English

Description

  • Content Description: The Food Stamp Program has undergone a number of major changes since its modern version was established in 1961. It is now one of the largest "welfare" programs and provides an income supplement to the food-purchasing power of more than 18 million persons each month, at a cost of nearly $7 billion annually. This report traces the history of the program from 1961 through 1979, with an emphasis on how program rules, philosophy, participation, and costs have changed over the years.
  • Physical Description: 19 pages.

Subject

  • Legislative Indexing Vocabulary: Food
  • Legislative Indexing Vocabulary: Food stamps
  • Legislative Indexing Vocabulary: Welfare

Collection

  • Name: Congressional Research Service Reports
    Code: CRSR

Institution

  • Name: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
    Code: UNTGD

Rights

  • Rights Access: public

Resource Type

  • Report

Format

  • Text

Identifier

  • CRS Report Number: 79-244
  • Accession or Local Control No: 79-244 1979-11-16
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metacrs8143