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Food and Nutrition Assistance Research Database

Project: Institute for Research on Poverty, University of Wisconsin
Award Year: 2008
Amount of award, fiscal 1998: $234,843.00 fiscal 2002: $180,000.00 fiscal 2003: $180,000.00 fiscal 2004: $180,000.00 fiscal 2005: $180,000.00 fiscal 2006: $180,000.00 fiscal 2007: $180,000.00 fiscal 2008: $180,000.00 fiscal 2001: $160,000.00 fiscal 1999: $150,000.00 fiscal 2000: $150,000.00
Institution: University of Wisconsin
Status: Ongoing
Detailed Objective: The Institute for Research on Poverty (IRP) is a national, university-based center for research into the causes and consequences of poverty and social inequality in the United States. It was established in 1966 at the University of Wisconsin-Madison by the U.S. Office of Economic Opportunity, the organization given responsibility for reducing poverty in America. In the years since then, the Institute's multidisciplinary affiliates have formulated and tested basic theories of poverty and inequality, developed and evaluated social policy alternatives and analyzed trends in poverty and economic well-being.
Topic: RIDGE (Small Grants) Program
Allard, S., M. Wathen, S. Danziger, and H. Shaefer. “Finding Food Assistance and Food Retailers in Detroit," Focus, Vol. 32, No. 1, Spring/Summer 2015.
Bania, N., and L. Leete. “Monthly Household Income Volatility in the U.S., 1991–92 vs. 2002–03,” Economics Bulletin, Vol. 29, Issue 3, 2009.
Baum, C. “The Effects of Food Stamp Receipt on Weight Gained by Expectant Mothers,” Journal of Population Economics, Vol. 25, Issue 4, October 2012.
Bonanno, A. and J. Li. “Food Insecurity and Access,” Focus, Vol. 29, No. 1, Spring/Summer 2012.
Danielson, C., J. Klerman, M. Andrews, and D. Krimm. "Asset and Reporting Policies in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program," Journal Economic and Social Measurement, Vol. 36, No. 4, February 2012.
Derrickson J., M. Sakai, and J. Anderson. "Interpretations of the "Balanced Meal" Household Food Security Indicator," The Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, Vol. 33, No. 3, May-June 2001.
Derrickson, J., A. Fisher, and J. Anderson. “Lessons Learned From an Assessment of the Individual-Level Core Food Security Module," Second Food Security Measurement and Research Conference, Volume II: Papers, Food Assistance and Nutrition Research Report No. 11-2, USDA, ERS, July 2001.
Derrickson, J., and J. Anderson. "Face Validity of the Core Food Security Module with Asians and Pacific Islanders," The Journal of Nutrition Education, Vol. 32, No. 1, January-February 2000.
Dunifon, R., and L. Kowaleski Jones. "The Influences of Participation in the National School Lunch Program and Food Insecurity on Child Well-Being," Social Service Review, Vol. 77, No. 1, March 2003.
Fletcher, J., T. Andreyeva, and S. Busch. “Assessing the Effect of Changes in Housing Costs on Food Insecurity,” Journal of Children and Poverty, Vol. 15, No. 2, September 2009.
Frisvold, D. “Nutrition and Cognitive Achievement: An Evaluation of the School Breakfast Program,” Journal of Public Economics, Vol. 124, April 2015.
Gibson-Davis, C., and E. Foster. "A Cautionary Tale: Using Propensity Scores to Estimate the Impact of Food Stamps on Food Insecurity," Social Service Review, Vol. 80, No. 1, March 2006.
Gundersen, C., and B. Kreider. “Food Stamps and Food Insecurity: What Can Be Learned in the Presence of Nonclassical Measurement Error?” Journal of Human Resources, Vol. 43, No. 2, Spring 2008.
Heflin, C. and J. Butler. “Why do Women Enter and Exit from Material Hardship?,” Journal of Family Issues, Vol. 34, No. 5, May 2013.
Hernandez, D., and A. Jacknowitz. “Transient, but Not Persistent, Adult Food Insecurity Influences Toddler Development,” The Journal of Nutrition, Vol. 139, Issue 8, August 2009.
Huang, J., E. Barnidge, and Y. Kim. “Children Receiving Free or Reduced-Price School Lunch Have Higher Food Insufficiency Rates in Summer,” The Journal of Nutrition, Vol. 145, Issue 9, September 2015.
Johnson, J. “Explaining the Increase in Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Caseloads during the Recovery of 2003–2007: Decomposing the Determinants of SNAP Caseload Levels.” Focus, Vol. 29, No. 1, Spring/Summer 2012.
Joyce, T., A. Racine and C. Yunzal-Butler.  "Reassessing the WIC Effect: Evidence from the Pregnancy Nutrition Surveillance System," Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, Vol. 27, Issue 2, Spring 2008.
Joyce, T., D. Gibson, and S. Colman. "The Changing Association between Prenatal Participation in WIC and Birth Outcomes in New York City," Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, Vol. 24, No. 4, Fall 2005.
Klerman, J., and C. Danielson. “The Transformation of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program,” Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, Vol. 30, Issue 4, Autumn 2011.
Leete, L., and N. Bania. “The Effect of Income Shocks on Food Insufficiency,” Review of Economics of the Household, Vol. 8, No. 4, December 2010.
Leete, L., and N. Bania. “The Effect of Income Shocks on Food Insufficiency,” Review of Economics of the Household, Vol. 8, No. 4, December 2010.
Levitan, M, and D. Sheer. “Effect of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program on the New York City Poverty Rate,” Focus, Institute for Research on Poverty, Vol. 29, No. 1, Spring/Summer 2012.
McCracken, V., J. Sage, and R. Sage. “Do Farmers’ Markets Ameliorate Food Deserts?” Focus, Vol. 29, No. 1, Institute for Research on Poverty, Spring/Summer 2012.
Morrissey, T., A. Jacknowitz, and K. Vinopal. “Local Food Prices and Their Associations with Children’s Weight and Food Security,” Pediatrics, Vol. 133, No. 3, March 2014.
Sage, J., V. McCracken, and R. Sage. "Bridging the Gap: Do Farmers’ Markets Help Alleviate Impacts of Food Deserts?," American Journal of Agricultural Economics, Vol. 95, Issue 5, October 2013.
Sparks, P. “Childhood Morbidities among Income- and Categorically Eligible WIC Program Participants and Non-Participants,” Journal of Children and Poverty, Vol. 16, Issue 1, March 2010.
Swann, C. “The Timing of Prenatal WIC Participation,” The B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy, Vol. 7, Issue 1, January 2007.
Vartanian, T., L. Houser, and J. Harkness. “Food Stamps and Dependency: Disentangling the Short-Term and Long-Term Economic Effects of Food Stamp Receipt and Low Income for Young Mothers,” Journal of Sociology and Social Welfare, Vol. 38, Issue 4, December 2011.
Waehrer, G., P. Deb, and S. Decker. “Did the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Affect Dietary Intake of Low-Income Individuals?", Economics and Human Biology, Vol. 19, December 2015.
Yunzal-Butler, C., T. Joyce, and A. Racine. “Maternal Smoking and the Timing of WIC Enrollment: A Response to Davis, Lazariu and Sekhobo,” Maternal and Child Health Journal, Vol. 14, No. 3, May 2010.

Last updated: Thursday, April 21, 2016

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