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A Concise History of the Food Stamp Program

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.
Date: November 16, 1979
Creator: Richardson, Joe
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

A Concise History of the Food Stamp Program

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.
Date: November 16, 1979
Creator: Richardson, Joe
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Monetary Work Incentives Under the Original and Revised Family Assistance Plan Proposals as Illustrated in Tables Prepared by the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare

Description: This report discusses the Family Assistance Plan (welfare program) and debates regarding work requirements for recipients of cash welfare payments. Tables of data regarding welfare programs in place and their work requirements versus the proposed changes to the bill are included.
Date: July 21, 1970
Creator: Humphreys, Joseph R.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Comparison of Proposals Related to Family Assistance

Description: This report provides a table comparing various legislative proposals to reform the family assistance program and selected materials such as newspaper articles and government publications related to the debate on the subject.
Date: June 8, 1971
Creator: Malone, Margaret & Humphreys, Joseph
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Background on the Termination of the Food (Commodity) Distributions Program for Needy Families and Individuals

Description: This report discusses the termination of the Food (Commodity) Distribution Program and the transition to the national Food Stamps program. It provides a brief overview of the history and functioning of the Food Distribution program and the gradual switch to Food Stamp programs in most areas following the passage of the Food Stamp Act in 1964.
Date: November 30, 1973
Creator: Richardson, Joe
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Problems of Welfare Reform

Description: This report discusses some major practical problems in welfare reform including national payment levels, fiscal relief to the states, economic effect of welfare on recipients, incentives to work, coverage, and the responsiveness of the system to emergency needs.
Date: August 4, 1971
Creator: Arner, Frederick B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

How the Food Stamp Program Works: A Resource Paper

Description: This report provides details on the food stamp program in the United States, such as eligibility criteria and how recipients can use their food stamps. In appendices, facts and figures on monthly coupon allotments, purchase requirements, and monthly net income standards are provided for the United States and its territories.
Date: January 7, 1975
Creator: Michelman, Kathryn & Richardson, Joe
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department