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WIC income verification study : final report


Author:
United States Food and Nutrition Service. Office of Analysis and Evaluation.
Year:
1990
Subject:
Special Supplemental Food Program for Women, Infants, and Children (U.S.), Income accounting, and Income -- United States -- Regional disparities
Abstract:
Abstract: Examines the incidence and magnitude of certification error by conducting independent in-home audits on a national sample of program participants in late 1988. The income-eligibility determination process is modeled for each state, and data from the audit are compared to case-file-derived income and family-size data. Principle findings reveal a national WIC certification case error and dollar error rate of 5.7 and 5.8 percent respectively. This equals $84 million spent on ineligibles out of a total of about $1.5 billion in FY88.
Format:
1 v. (various pagings) : ill., map, forms ; 28 cm.
Publisher:
U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Service, Office of Analysis and Evaluation
Collection:
USDA publications