Hilary Hoynes argues for anti-poverty program SNAP
Hilary Hoynes, a member of the Haas Institute's Economic Disparities cluster, presented compelling arguments to a packed audience at the UC Center Sacramento last month in support of SNAP, which is the second largest anti-poverty program for children in the United States. During the talk, Hoynes addressed the important placement of SNAP as a central part of the US safety net for all citizens, current policy issues and concerns, and details on short-term and long-term health effects of the program. Research consistently shows that SNAP leads to reductions in food insecurity in the short term, with much broader and further reaching benefits. Hoynes was recently elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences for her work in economics.