Table 6

Impact of Safety-Net Programs on Food Insecurity: Alternative 2SLS Specifications

Dependent Variable:1
Baseline
2
Instruments Based on State-Year Variation Only
3
Instruments Based on State-Year-Disability Variation Only
4
Outcome Is Employment
5
Outcome Is Income as a Percent of Poverty
Food-InsecureFood-InsecureFood-InsecureEmployedFamily Income/Poverty
Imputed potential real cash and food−0.0108*
(0.0045)
−0.1075 +
(0.0628)
−0.0253**
(0.0060)
0.0025
(0.0058)
−0.2631
(0.7790)
Imputed Medicaid eligibility0.1116
(0.0748)
0.1956
(0.1197)
−0.0069
(0.0685)
−0.0887
(0.0684)
−54.8854**
(13.4999)
  • Notes: Standard errors in parentheses clustered on state. + and ** indicate statistical significance at the 10, 5, and 1 percent levels. All regressions include state fixed effects, year fixed effects, and controls in Column 3 in Table 5. Amounts in thousands of real 2005 dollars. Weighted by CPS sample weights.