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Food assistance and family routines in three American Cities

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  • David C. Ribar

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    (University of Melbourne)

  • Daniela Zapata

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    (IMPAQ International, LLC)

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    Abstract The major food assistance programs in the United States—the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, the National School Lunch Program, the School Breakfast Program, and the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children—all share the fundamental goal of helping needy and vulnerable people obtain access to nutritious foods that they might not otherwise be able to afford, but the programs may also affect households’ well-being in other ways. In this study, we examine how the receipt of public and private food assistance is associated with regular family routines, using longitudinal data on low-income families with children from the Three City Study. Estimates from fixed-effects regression models indicate that WIC participation is positively associated with homework routines and consistent bed times. However, receipt of other assistance is not strongly associated with family routines.

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    Article provided by Springer in its journal Review of Economics of the Household.

    Volume (Year): 15 (2017)
    Issue (Month): 1 (March)
    Pages: 223-238

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    Handle: RePEc:kap:reveho:v:15:y:2017:i:1:d:10.1007_s11150-014-9270-9
    DOI: 10.1007/s11150-014-9270-9
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