We are pleased to announce that Insight Policy Research was acquired by Westat, effective June 15, 2022. Branded as “Westat Insight,” we are currently operating as a wholly owned subsidiary of Westat and continue to provide our clients with the best-in-class services they have come to expect. Our combined experience now offers expanded expertise in health, education, and social policy as well as deeper methodological skills in survey research, evaluation, data analytics, and technical assistance. Learn more here.
We are pleased to announce that Insight Policy Research was acquired by Westat, effective June 15, 2022. Branded as “Westat Insight,” we are currently operating as a wholly owned subsidiary of Westat and continue to provide our clients with the best-in-class services they have come to expect. Our combined experience now offers expanded expertise in health, education, and social policy as well as deeper methodological skills in survey research, evaluation, data analytics, and technical assistance. Learn more here.
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Examining the Growth of the Zero-Income SNAP Caseload: Characteristics, Circumstances, and Dynamics of Zero-Income SNAP Participants

Volume II: In-Depth Interview Findings

In recent years, the growth rate of zero-income Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) households has far surpassed that of the overall SNAP caseload. To gain a better understanding of this trend and the possible contributing factors, the Food and Nutrition Service and Insight conducted a mixed-methods research study focused on the growth and characteristics of the zero-income SNAP population. Insight conducted 50 in-depth interviews with zero-income SNAP households to provide greater detail on their characteristics, circumstances, sources of income if/when they have income, and survival strategies. Insight also examined whether zero income SNAP participants receive benefits from other programs, such as the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children; Temporary Assistance for Needy Families; Supplemental Security Income; Unemployment Insurance; and others; and if not, why not.