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The SSRC Library allows visitors to access materials related to self-sufficiency programs, practice and research. Visitors can view common search terms, conduct a keyword search or create a custom search using any combination of the filters at the left side of this page. To conduct a keyword search, type a term or combination of terms into the search box below, select whether you want to search the exact phrase or the words in any order, and click on the blue button to the right of the search box to view relevant results.

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  • Individual Author: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service
    Reference Type: Dataset
    Year: 2010

    Description: The Food Atlas assembles statistics on three broad food environment factors: food choices, health and well-being, community characteristics. The two objectives of the Atlas are to assemble statistics on food environment indicators to stimulate research on the determinants of food choices and diet quality, and to provide a spatial overview of a community’s ability to access healthy food.

    Population: Uses data from various sources and years to create maps of indicators of the food environment by state or by county.

    Periodicity: Data is from 1999-2012 depending on the indicator and the source.

    Additional relevant topics covered in this dataset: Food choices, community characteristics.

    (Information adapted from the publisher)

    For more information, please see the Compendium of Family-Self Sufficiency Databases.

    Description: The Food Atlas assembles statistics on three broad food environment factors: food choices, health and well-being, community characteristics. The two objectives of the Atlas are to assemble statistics on food environment indicators to stimulate research on the determinants of food choices and diet quality, and to provide a spatial overview of a community’s ability to access healthy food.

    Population: Uses data from various sources and years to create maps of indicators of the food environment by state or by county.

    Periodicity: Data is from 1999-2012 depending on the indicator and the source.

    Additional relevant topics covered in this dataset: Food choices, community characteristics.

    (Information adapted from the publisher)

    For more information, please see the Compendium of Family-Self Sufficiency Databases.

  • Individual Author: United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Economic Research Service
    Reference Type: Dataset
    Year: 2009

    Description: This data set provides time-series data on state and county-level estimates of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) participation and benefit levels, combined with area estimates of total population and the number of persons in poverty. All data, except program benefit amounts, are for a selected point in time each year; program benefit levels are total benefits issued over the course of a calendar year.

    Population: SNAP state and county level estimates are provided based on data from the Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates program of U.S. Census Bureau. SNAP benefits issued data provided by the Regional Economic Information System, Bureau of Economic Analysis of the U.S. Department of Commerce.

    Periodicity: Program participation counts available from 1997-2012; counts available for program benefits up to 2010.

    Additional relevant topics covered in this dataset: Program usage, food stamps, benefits.

    (Information adapted from the publisher)

    For more...

    Description: This data set provides time-series data on state and county-level estimates of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) participation and benefit levels, combined with area estimates of total population and the number of persons in poverty. All data, except program benefit amounts, are for a selected point in time each year; program benefit levels are total benefits issued over the course of a calendar year.

    Population: SNAP state and county level estimates are provided based on data from the Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates program of U.S. Census Bureau. SNAP benefits issued data provided by the Regional Economic Information System, Bureau of Economic Analysis of the U.S. Department of Commerce.

    Periodicity: Program participation counts available from 1997-2012; counts available for program benefits up to 2010.

    Additional relevant topics covered in this dataset: Program usage, food stamps, benefits.

    (Information adapted from the publisher)

    For more information, please see the Compendium of Family-Self Sufficiency Databases.