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

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
Special Supplemental Food Program for Women, Infants, and Children (U.S.), Food relief -- United States, and Income distribution -- United States -- Statistics
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%).
xviii, 213 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Food and Consumer Service, Office of Analysis and Evaluation
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