Journal of Public Economics Vol. 88, Issue 7-8, Pages 1421-1443 July 2004 HKS Authors See citation below for complete author information. George Borjas Robert W. Scrivner Research Professor of Economics and Social Policy Citation Borjas, George. "Food Insecurity and Public Assistance." Journal of Public Economics 88.7-8 (July 2004): 1421-1443.