Data Reports

Data Snapshot: Changes to Georgia's Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program

FRC Policy Brief, Publication No. 294, July 25, 2017, Alex Hathaway and Lakshmi Pandey
Previously known as the Food Stamp Program, SNAP has been active for more than 50 years. It is the largest safety net program administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, with benefits funded entirely by the federal government. This policy brief looks at changes to the SNAP in Georgia, paying particular attention to the inclusion of more able-bodied adults without dependents after the Great Recession and the changes in Georgia since then.

Data Snapshot - Georgia SNAP

FRC Policy Brief, Publication No. 287, Aug. 16, 2016, Giulia Zilio, Bibi Omar and Lakshmi Pandey
Although there was increase in the number of SNAP participants from 2008 to 2013, in part due to the Great Recession, this latest brief shows that there has been a drop in the number of people receiving benefits since 2013. Between 2013 and 2015, SNAP participation fell by nearly 7 percent, with most of that drop coming from areas outside of metro Atlanta.

Temporary Assistance for Needy Families: Impact of Work and Marriage Incentives

FRC Policy Brief, Publication No. 282, May 17, 2016, Lakshmi Pandey and Carolyn Bourdeaux
This data snapshot looks at monthly changes in the composition of the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) caseload between 2000 and 2014 and the extent to which recipients are more or less likely to hold a job or be married after receiving TANF benefits.

Trends in TANF and SNAP Participation in Georgia

FRC Report, Publication No. 274, October 20, 2015, Brett Mullins, Mark Rider, David Sjoquist and Sally Wallace
This report provides an overview of the long-run trends in SNAP and TANF participation in Georgia. Data show that TANF cases in Georgia have decreased substantially over the 14-year period of the study, while SNAP cases increased during the two recessions before falling off.