GOP Debunked On Food Stamps

12/04/2013 08:47 am ET | Updated Jan 23, 2014
  • PAUL ROSENBERG Salon
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Hilary Hoynes is a University of California at Berkeley economist who wrote a particularly notable paper last year. Instead of increasing dependency, as conservative critics have repeatedly claimed, Hoyen’s paper showed that, for mothers, food stamp use during pregnancy and early childhood has exactly the opposite impact of what conservatives allege: It actually increases economic self-sufficiency when children grow up, in the next generation.

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