SNAP Allotment Adequacy” and in Chapter 4 in the section “Data and Analytical Challenges.”
• What kinds of analyses are necessary to create and validate an operational definition?
—The section “Other Research Considerations” in Chapter 6 addresses the data and analyses needed to support an evidence-based assessment of adequacy.
• What methodological strategy is needed to compare the adequacy of current and alternative SNAP benefit definitions?
—Chapter 5 addresses the methodological strategy to compare the adequacy of current and alternative SNAP benefit definitions, particularly the sections under “Evidence on the Components of the SNAP Benefit Formula.” Recommendation 2 in Chapter 6 addresses specific program factors to consider as components of a definition of SNAP allotment adequacy.