Title Interstate variation in WIC food package costs : the role of food prices, caseload composition, and cost-containment practices / David E. Davis and Ephraim S. Leibtag.
Author Davis, David E.
Publication Washington, DC : U.S Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service, [2005]
Description 1 online resource (ii, 37 pages) : illustrations (chiefly color), color map.
text file
Call # WEB SITE 363.883
Series Food Assistance and Nutrition Research report ; number 41
Food Assistance and Nutrition Research report ; no. 41.
Note Description based on online resource; title from PDF title screen (viewed July 19, 2012).
"January 2005."
"Electronic report from the Economic Research Service."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (page 29).
Summary Food prices within States affect average monthly costs of State food benefits packages provided by the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) more than variations in WIC caseload composition do. In addition, cost-containment practices by State WIC agencies provide different levels of cost savings in different areas, which also contributes to interstate variation in benefits package costs. This study is one of the few to examine the degree to which food prices, caseloads, and cost-containment practices influence costs of State WIC food benefits packages. Because few data exist on the actual food items that WIC participants purchase, the study used a scanner dataset of supermarket transactions and other sources to estimate the average monthly cost of WIC food benefits in several areas.
Subject Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (U.S.) -- Case studies.
Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (U.S.) (OCoLC)fst00731543
Food relief -- United States -- Cost control.
Food prices -- United States -- Regional disparities.
Food stamps.
Food relief -- Cost control. (OCoLC)fst00931035
Food stamps. (OCoLC)fst00931175
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Genre Case studies. (OCoLC)fst01423765
Addl. Author Leibtag, Ephraim.
United States. Department of Agriculture. Economic Research Service.
Food Assistance & Nutrition Research (Program : U.S.)
Alt Title Interstate variation in Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children food package costs

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