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WIC income verification study : final report


Author:
United States, Food and Nutrition Service., and Office of Analysis and Evaluation.
Year:
Unknown
Subject:
Income accounting, Income, and 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.
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Service, Office of Analysis and Evaluation
Collection:
USDA publications
Permanent URL:
http://handle.nal.usda.gov/10113/56193