Kelsey Pukelis

Kelsey Pukelis

Kelsey Pukelis is a Ph.D. student in public policy at the Harvard Kennedy School. She is an empirical public economist, with secondary fields in labor and behavioral economics. She is particularly interested in the relationship between the social safety net and work. Her current research focuses on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP): the largest nutrition assistance program in the U.S.

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SNAP work requirements don’t get more people working, but they do limit availability of food aid

By: - May 3, 2023

The House of Representatives has passed a bill that would cut spending, in part by expanding work requirements for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, through which nearly 43 million low-income Americans get help buying groceries. The House bill calls for this policy to apply to adults as old as 55, while today this policy only […]