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Do the School Nutrition Programs Supplement Household Food Expenditures?

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  • Sharon K. Long
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    The extent to which the school nutrition programs-the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) and the School Breakfast Program (SBP)-supplement household food expenditures is an important indication of whether the objectives of the programs are being met. Using data from the National Evaluation of School Nutrition Programs and a bivariate selection model, this paper obtains estimates of such supplementation. I find that somewhat less than one-half of each additional dollar of NSLP benefits is used by households to supplement food expenditures, while all of each additional dollar of SBP benefits is allocated to such expenditures.

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    Article provided by University of Wisconsin Press in its journal Journal of Human Resources.

    Volume (Year): 26 (1991)
    Issue (Month): 4 ()
    Pages: 654-678

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    Handle: RePEc:uwp:jhriss:v:26:y:1991:i:4:p:654-678

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    1. Nathan D. Grawe & Casey B. Mulligan, 2002. "Economic Interpretations of Intergenerational Correlations," Journal of Economic Perspectives, American Economic Association, vol. 16(3), pages 45-58, Summer.
    2. Gundersen, Craig & Kreider, Brent & Pepper, John V., 2011. "The Impact of the National School Lunch Program on Child Health: A Nonparametric Bounds Analysis," Staff General Research Papers 32719, Iowa State University, Department of Economics.
    3. Jacoby, Hanan, 1997. "Is there an intrahousehold 'flypaper effect'?," FCND discussion papers 31, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI).
    4. Daniel Millimet & Rusty Tchernis & Muna Hussain, 2007. "School Nutrition Programs and the Incidence of Childhood Obesity," Caepr Working Papers 2007-014, Center for Applied Economics and Policy Research, Economics Department, Indiana University Bloomington.
    5. Peckham, Janet G. & Kropp, Jaclyn D., 2012. "Are National School Lunch Program Participants More Likely to be Obese? Dealing with Identification," 2012 Annual Meeting, August 12-14, 2012, Seattle, Washington 124905, Agricultural and Applied Economics Association.
    6. Howard, Larry L. & Prakash, Nishith, 2009. "Do Means-Tested School Lunch Subsidies Change Children's Weekly Consumption Patterns?," IZA Discussion Papers 4427, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).
    7. Roy, Manan & Millimet, Daniel L. & Tchernis, Rusty, 2010. "Federal Nutrition Programs and Childhood Obesity: Inside the Black Box," IZA Discussion Papers 5316, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).
    8. Ralston, Katherine L. & Newman, Constance & Clauson, Annette L. & Guthrie, Joanne F. & Buzby, Jean C., 2008. "The National School Lunch Program: Background, Trends, and Issues," Economic Research Report 56464, United States Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service.

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