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FDSTPAMT
Food stamp amount

Description

FDSTPAMT indicates the value of Food Stamps received during the past 12 months for all FOODSTMP recipients.

Amounts are expressed in contemporary dollars, and users studying change over time must adjust for inflation. See INCTOT for Consumer Price Index adjustment factors. The exception is the ACS/PRCS multi-year files, where all dollar amounts have been standardized to dollars as valued in the final year of data included in the file (e.g., 2007 dollars for the 2005-2007 3-year file). Additionally, more detail may be available than exists in the original ACS samples.

User Note: ACS respondents are surveyed throughout the year, and amounts do not reflect calendar year dollars. While the Census Bureau provides an adjustment factor (available in ADJUST), this is an imperfect solution. See the ACS income variables note for further details.

Codes

FDSTPAMT is a 5-digit numeric code which indicates the monetary value of Food Stamps received during the past 12 months for all FOODSTMP recipients. FDSTPAMT specific variable codes for missing, edited, or unidentified observations, observations not applicable (N/A), observations not in universe (NIU), top and bottom value coding, etc. are provided below by Census year (and data sample if specified).

User Note: Amounts are expressed in contemporary dollars, and users studying change over time must adjust for inflation (See Description).

FDSTPAMT Specific Variable Codes
00000 = Received no food stamps during the past 12 months.
99999 = N/A (Vacant households and group quarters).

Comparability

This variable is available only for the ACS and PRCS samples from 2005-2007. See also LUNCHSUB (government school food subsidy), which is available for the 2000-2002 ACS.

Universe

  • Not group quarters, not vacant units.

Availability

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Flags

QFOODSTM 

Editing Procedure

There is no editing procedure available for this variable.