While the number of people receiving food stamps has almost doubled since 2007; from 27 million to 45.6 million, the number of post-graduates receiving benefits, while still a small percentage of the overall recipients, has tripled! This, from the Daily Caller:
According to The Chronicle of Higher Education, between 2007 and 2010, the percentage of people with a graduate degree who were on food stamps or were receiving another kind of federal aid more than doubled, reaching 360,000.
In 2007, 9,776 people with PhD’s were receiving some kind of aid. In 2010, that number had more than tripled to 33,655. For people with master’s degrees, the number spiked from 101,683 to 293,029. Austin Nichols of the Urban Institute crunched those numbers for The Chronicle using census data.