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Heflin, Lopoo study on collaboration across social programs published

Nov 11, 2020

When States Align Social Welfare Programs: Considering the Child Support Income Exclusion for SNAP

Colleen M. Heflin, Leonard M. Lopoo & Mattie Mackenzie-Liu

Social Science Quarterly, November 2020

Colleen Heflin

Colleen Heflin


Leonard M. Lopoo

Leonard M. Lopoo


"When States Align Social Welfare Programs: Considering the Child Support Income Exclusion for SNAP," co-authored by Professor Colleen Heflin, Professor Len Lopoo and Ph.D. candidate Mattie Mackenzie‐Liu, was published in Social Science Quarterly. The authors investigated the state‐level conditions associated with the adoption of policies that benefit participants in multiple social welfare programs, focusing on the case of the child support income exclusion for SNAP benefit eligibility calculations. They found that collaboration across social programs is more likely as state income tax revenues increase and when administrative costs are lower. 11/11/20

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