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Boege, Sarah; Carson, Jess – Carsey School of Public Policy, 2023
In this brief, the authors explore how state-level decisions in New Hampshire and Vermont manifest in the early childhood education and care sector, through the lens of the interstate Upper Valley region. They demonstrate the significant differences in the reach and adequacy of child care financial assistance programs ("child care…
Descriptors: Child Care, Early Childhood Education, Decision Making, State Action
Kurtz, Michael D.; Conway, Karen S.; Mohr, Robert D. – Carsey School of Public Policy, 2021
Nationwide, over half a million children live in households that report very low food security among children, meaning a child is not eating enough, going hungry, skipping a meal, or not eating for a full day because the household can't afford food. School meals fill an important gap in meeting household food demand during the week but cannot meet…
Descriptors: Food, Security (Psychology), Hunger, Economically Disadvantaged
Carson, Jessica A. – Carsey School of Public Policy, 2015
This brief uses data from the 2013 Current Population Survey's Food Security Supplement to document levels of participation in two of the largest programs authorized by the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010--the National School Lunch Program and the School Breakfast Program--by region and place type (rural, suburban, and city), to identify…
Descriptors: National Surveys, Student Participation, Lunch Programs, Breakfast Programs