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SP2 Speaker Series

Evidence for a New Chilling Effect? The 2016 presidential election and participation in food and nutrition assistance among noncitizen households

Presented by Daniel P. Miller, PhD, Visiting Associate Professor

Former President Trump’s campaign was characterized by decidedly hostile rhetoric towards immigrants. As a result, his election ushered in concerns that immigrant households might withdraw from participation in public benefits due to fear or stigma, a phenomenon referred to as a “chilling effect.” Recent research and news media reports appear to legitimatize this concern. Daniel P. Miller, PhD worked to assess whether Trump’s election decreased immigrant households’ participation in food and nutrition assistance programs and whether chilling effects were evident in states with larger foreign-born populations and in states with policies that are more generous to immigrants. In this presentation he will discuss his research and findings, delving into whether the 2016 Trump Election (and some policy proposals that followed soon thereafter) decreased immigrant participation in SNAP and other food and nutrition assistance programs.

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October 27, 2021
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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Stiteler Hall – Room B21
208 S 37th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104 United States
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