ERIC Number: ED194661
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Progress Toward Eliminating Hunger in America.
Boehm, William T.; And Others
This report assesses the impact of Federal food assistance programs on hunger in America between the years 1967 and 1976. Data indicate that assistance to persons residing in counties with the highest infant mortality rate and counties with the lowest per capita income rose since 1967. Assistance to counties with lower infant mortality rates and higher income levels also rose, but at a slower rate. Bonus food stamps programs had a significant effect on retail food sales per person, most obviously in counties with high infant mortality rates. Food assistance distributed through the National School Lunch Program and the Commodity Distribution Program did not result in observable increases in food retail sales, with the exception of having a slight effect in poorest rural counties. In general, data show that progress has been made in providing food to poor people. Tables of data are appended to the report. (Author/MK)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Economics, Statistics, and Cooperatives Service (USDA), Washington, DC.