ERIC Number: ED505595
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Apr
Reference Count: 23
Dynamics of WIC Program Participation by Infants and Children, 2001 to 2003. Final Report
Castner, Laura; Mabli, James; Sykes, Julie
Mathematica Policy Research, Inc.
The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) provides nutritious foods that promote the health of low-income pregnant women, new mothers, infants, and preschool children. This study examines WIC participation dynamics of infants and children from 2001 to 2003 using the Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP) and was conducted in two stages, using data from the 2001 panel of the Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP). In the first stage, the authors describe the characteristics of the WIC child participants, including ages, continuity of their spells based on age of entry, and differences in participation by characteristics of the mother and family. In the second stage, a multivariate analysis is used to identify factors that influence entry, continuity of receipt, and exit from the program. Four appendices are included: (1) Weight Construction for the SIPP WIC Dynamics File; (2) Sample Sizes for Chapter II Table; (3) Analysis of Continued WIC Participation by Infants and Children:and (4) Exploratory Analysis of the Dynamics of WIC Program Participation by Mothers. (Contains 51 footnotes, 5 figures and 35 tables.)
Descriptors: Mothers, Nutrition, Pregnancy, Preschool Children, Multivariate Analysis, Participation, Individual Characteristics, Age Differences, Family Characteristics, Influences, Sampling, Infants, Poverty, Family Income, Enrollment Trends, Longitudinal Studies, Eligibility, Intervention, Food
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Sponsor: Food and Nutrition Service (USDA), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Mathematica Policy Research, Inc.