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dc.contributor.advisorHernández-Correa, Julio C.
dc.contributor.authorValdes-Valderrama, Angelica M.
dc.description.abstractThe latest available statistics indicate that approximately 46 percent of Puerto Rico’s total population receives benefits from the island’s Nutrition Assistance Program (NAP). From 2005-2015, the percentage of the Puerto Rican households that received NAP benefits increased 33 percent. This study considers the effect of the amount of money received by the Puerto Rico Nutrition Assistance Program (NAP) beneficiaries on the island’s employment rate. In the estimated spatial regression models, NAP family benefits have a significantly negative effect on the employment rate. The empirical results suggest that the NAP benefits that families receive disincentivize them from seeking a job.en_US
dc.description.abstractEntre 2005 y 2014, el porcentaje de hogares puertorriqueños que recibe beneficios del Programa de Asistencia Nutricional (PAN) de la isla aumentó un 33 por ciento. Las últimas estadísticas disponibles indican que aproximadamente el 46 por ciento de la población total de Puerto Rico recibe beneficios de PAN. Este estudio considera el efecto de la cantidad de dinero recibida por los beneficiarios del Programa de Asistencia Nutricional de Puerto Rico (NAP) en la tasa de empleo de la isla. En todos los modelos de regresiones espaciales estimados, los beneficios del NAP tienen un efecto de reducir la tasa de empleo. Los resultados empíricos sugieren que los beneficios del PAN que las familias reciben desincentivan buscar un trabajo.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipThis investigation was supported by the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture, Resident Instruction Grants for Insular Areas (RIIA), project 1007530 and the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture, Hatch project 1009436.en_US
dc.subjectNutrition Assistanceen_US
dc.subjectLabor Incentivesen_US
dc.subjectAgricultural Economicsen_US
dc.subject.lcshFood stamps -- Puerto Ricoen_US
dc.subject.lcshLabor market -- Puerto Ricoen_US
dc.subject.lcshUnemployment -- Puerto Ricoen_US
dc.subject.lcshFood stamps -- Social aspects -- Puerto Ricoen_US
dc.titleThe effect of the nutrition assistance program on employment: A spatial regression analysis of the municipios of Puerto Ricoen_US
dc.rights.licenseAll rights reserveden_US
dc.rights.holder(c) 2018 Angelica Valdes Valderramaen_US
dc.contributor.committeePerez Lugo, Marla
dc.contributor.committeeCortes, Mildred
dc.contributor.representativeDelgado, Bernadette Economicsen_US
dc.contributor.collegeCollege of Agricultural Sciencesen_US
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociologyen_US

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