Thursday, September 29, 2011

State of Working Colorado: Families and food stamps – Different needs for different families

Among Colorado households three distinctions emerge with respect to food stamps. First, single-parent homes have higher food stamp recipiency rates than married-couple homes. Second, among single-parent homes, single-mother households have higher rates than single-father homes. Finally, across the board households with children have dramatically higher rates of food stamp recipiency than childless households. In 2009, single-mother families in Colorado relied on food stamps at five times the rate of the state average.

For more insights, including detailed policy recommendations for enhancing economic security for all Coloradans, check out the State of Working Colorado 2010.

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