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GSSWSR Professor’s Research Questions Link Between Food Stamps and Long-Term Government Dependency

Posted September 27, 2012
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Questions as to whether participation in federal assistance programs makes individuals dependent on government services and unable to “take personal responsibility and care for their lives” as Republican Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney told a group of supporters, have taken center stage as the race for the White House enters its last few months. Research led […]

GSSWSR’s Vartanian wins $110K grant to research the impact of geography on food stamps’ effectiveness

Posted October 27, 2008

What effect do food stamps have on the long-term health and economic success of their recipients? It’s a difficult question to answer because so many variables besides food stamps contribute to health and economic outcomes. But Professor of Social Work and Social Research Thomas P. Vartanian has created a research model that compares several types […]