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Hopkins Economist: Safety Net Works Just Fine

November 21, 2013
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Hopkins Economist: Safety Net Works Just Fine

This just in, from the economic researchers at Johns Hopkins: “The US safety net is very healthy and was extremely responsive to the Great Recession, helping families of all different types and at all different income levels.” That’s Robert A. Moffitt, a Hopkins economist, who has studied how food stamps, unemployment insurance, and the...
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DHR Says Data Used to Rank Maryland is Outdated

December 3, 2009
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I got a call today from Nancy Lineman, communications director for the Maryland Department of Human Resources. She wanted to emphasize that the data in yesterday’s blog post about the state’s ranking for food-stamp utilization (41st, according to a report releases by Advocates for Children and Youth, based on data released by the U.S....
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Maryland Ranks 41st in food-stamp utilization

December 2, 2009
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According to the Baltimore-based nonprofit organization Advocates for Children and Youth, the number of eligible families taking advantage of food stamps in Maryland has dropped. According to the Advocates for Children and Youth, only 59 percent of Marylanders who are eligible for the food stamp program actually receive food stamps. The national utilization rate...
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