Still Hungry after All These Years: Food Assistance Policy from Kennedy to Reagan

Synopsis

In the 1980s record numbers of Americans have qualified for food stamps and food aid in other forms despite increasingly rigid standards of eligibility. This new study examines the policy processes that have shaped food assistance programs since the Kennedy administration and looks at prospects for resolving the political stalemate over food aid that has overtaken national policy. Focusing on conflicts over policy objectives and budget, the author traces the ups and downs of the struggle between the executive branch and Congress to control both policy and appropriations. This is a clear and balanced analysis of one of the gravest policy dilemmas facing the naton.

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Publisher: Place of publication:
  • New York
Publication year:
  • 1989

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