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Food stamps in the US

Posted in Statistics with tags , , on November 30, 2009 by xi'an

There are 239 counties in the United States where at least a quarter of the population receives food stamps” The New York Times

An impressive map and report in The New York Times yesterday about the food stamp usage across counties. About one child out of four gets some support through food stamps in the Us. Note that the highest figures about changes (300%) cover counties with low percentages of food stamp support.

Ps-Andrew Gelman also pointed out (this afternoon) to a further entry on these disturbing statistics.

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