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Income variability among families with pregnant women, infants, or young children


Author:
Gordon, Anne, Lewis, Kimball., Radbill, Larry M., United States, Department of Agriculture., Food and Consumer Service., Office of Analysis and Evaluation., and Mathematica Policy Research, inc
Year:
1997
Subject:
Food relief, Income distribution, and Statistics
Abstract:
This report assesses patterns of WIC-eligibility using various annual and monthly income measures, with a special focus on income changes in the period surrounding the birth of a child. It uses data from the Survey of Income and Program Participation covering the period October 1989 to August 1993. Some key findings of this report are: (1) the number of persons who ever become eligible for WIC over the course of a year is 25-30% higher than the number estimated eligible using either annual income or an average of monthly incomes; (2) for persons eligible in some, but not all, months of a year, annual income appears to be a good indicator of relative economic well-being; and (3) overall, most families which report participating in WIC appear to be income eligible based on annual income (88%).
Format:
xviii, 213 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Food and Consumer Service, Office of Analysis and Evaluation
Collection:
USDA publications
Permanent URL:
http://handle.nal.usda.gov/10113/56157