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Food and Nutrition Assistance Research Database

Project: Current Population Survey (CPS) Food Security Supplements
Award Year: 2008
Amount of award, fiscal 2008: $922,500.00 fiscal 2002: $450,000.00 fiscal 2003: $450,000.00 fiscal 2004: $450,000.00 fiscal 2005: $450,000.00 fiscal 2006: $450,000.00 fiscal 2007: $450,000.00 fiscal 1998: $440,000.00 fiscal 1999: $440,000.00 fiscal 2000: $420,000.00 fiscal 2001: $420,000.00
Institution: U.S. Census Bureau
Status: Ongoing
Detailed Objective: This project supports the national survey, administered by the Census Bureau, U.S. Department of Commerce, that obtains data to estimate the prevalence and severity of food security in the United States and to analyze the determinants of and changes in the level of food security. The Congressionally mandated 10-year Plan for the National Nutrition Monitoring and Related Research Program assigned the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) a leadership role in developing "a standardized mechanism and instruments for defining and obtaining data on the prevalence of 'food insecurity' or 'food insufficiency' in the U.S."

The first three waves of food security data were collected with the April 1995, September 1996, and April 1997 Current Population Survey (CPS) and funded by Food and Nutrition Service. ERS funded the 1998, 1999, 2000, and 2001 CPS Food Security Supplements. Measures of food insecurity in the U.S. derived from the CPS Supplement data were published by FNS in a September 1997 report, Household Food Security in the United States in 1995: Summary Report of the Food Security Measurement Project, and in a July 1999 report, Household Food Security in the United States, 1995-1998, Advance Report. In October 1999 ERS published state-level estimates in Prevalence of Food Insecurity and Hunger, by State, 1996-98, and in September 2000, national estimates based on the 1999 data in Household Food Security in the United States, 1999. Public-use data files have been made available through the Census Bureau. The latest national estimates on food security will be published in Household Food Security in the United States, 2000, which is expected to be released in February 2002. The cost of the project is $440,000 in both fiscal 1999 and fiscal 1998, and $420,000 in both fiscal 2000 and fiscal 2001.

Topic: Data Collection and Methodology
Dataset: Current Population Survey food Security Supplement (CPS-FSS)

Last updated: Thursday, July 05, 2012

For more information contact: Victor Oliveira

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