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Food and Nutrition Assistance Research Database

Project: Feasibility and Accuracy of Record Linkage to Estimate Multiple Program Participation
Award Year: 2000
Amount of award, fiscal 2000: $354,927.00
Institution: Abt Associates, Inc.
Principal Investigator: John Kirlin
Status: Completed
Detailed Objective: This study identifies the feasibility of linking the administrative data files from food stamps, the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC), and child nutrition programs to facilitate analysis of multiple program participation and to improve program operations in such areas as one-stop shopping, adjunctive eligibility determination, program integrity, and administrative and client burden. The project will determine the capabilities of administrative data systems used by food stamps, WIC, and child nutrition programs, and test the feasibility and accuracy of linking data from different nutrition assistance programs. Currently, there is no comprehensive assessment of the system capabilities, data-sharing arrangements, and record linking projects for food assistance programs. This information is necessary to better understand the potential use of these systems for analyzing multiple program participation and for improving program operations in such areas as one-stop shopping, adjunctive eligibility determination, program integrity, and reducing administrative and client burden.
Topic: Data Collection and Methodology, School Lunch and Breakfast, SNAP/Food Stamp Program, WIC
Output:
Cole, N. Feasibility and Accuracy of Record Linkage to Estimate Multiple Program Participation: Volume I, Record Linkage Issues and Results of the Survey of Food Assistance Information Systems, E-FAN-03-008-1, USDA, ERS, June 2003.
Cole, N. Feasibility and Accuracy of Record Linkage to Estimate Multiple Program Participation: Volume II, Survey of Food Assistance Information Systems-Survey Instruments, E-FAN-03-008-2, USDA, ERS, June 2003.
Cole, N., and E. Lee. Feasibility and Accuracy of Record Linkage To Estimate Multiple Program Participation: Volume III, Results of Record Linkage, E-FAN-03-008-3, USDA, ERS, November 2004.

Last updated: Friday, June 13, 2014

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