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Wolfson, Julia; Insolera, Noura; Cohen, Alicia – University of Kentucky Center for Poverty Research, 2019
In this report we present results from our study of the effect of SNAP [Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program] and WIC [Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children] participation during childhood on food insecurity risk in young adulthood. We also examined the effect of parental nutritional knowledge and childhood…
Descriptors: Food, Security (Psychology), Federal Programs, Nutrition
Heflin, Colleen; Kukla-Acevedo, Sharon – University of Kentucky Center for Poverty Research, 2019
Exposure to stressful life experiences during childhood, such as food insecurity, can have negative consequences for attainment later in life. The developmental timing of stressful events and how they influence outcomes over the life course is a critical area of research. Indeed, a more comprehensive understanding of the latter life consequences…
Descriptors: Children, Adolescents, Food, Security (Psychology)
Harris, Timothy F. – University of Kentucky Center for Poverty Research, 2019
The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act waived work requirements nationally in 2010 and broadened waiver eligibility in subsequent years for Able-Bodied Adults without Dependents (ABAWDs) receiving Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits. From 2011 to 2017, many states voluntarily imposed work requirements, while other areas…
Descriptors: Welfare Services, Poverty Programs, Food, Federal Programs
Hamersma, Sarah; Kim, Matthew – University of Kentucky Center for Poverty Research, 2019
Education is considered one of the great equalizers of economic opportunity. However, pre-existing differences in educational access may generate differences in educational investment, which may perpetuate the economic inequalities that education is supposed to mitigate. In this paper, we examine the role of reduced educational investment as a…
Descriptors: Food, Security (Psychology), Access to Education, Children
Guo, Baorong; Huang, Jin; Porterfield, Shirley L. – University of Kentucky Center for Poverty Research, 2018
Young adults face enormous economic, social and psychological challenges when they transition into adulthood. This transition can be especially overwhelming and daunting for young adults with disabilities. Among the challenges young adults with disabilities are faced with are greater risk of low food security and barriers to healthcare. This study…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Hunger, Barriers, Access to Health Care
Vaughn, Cody – University of Kentucky Center for Poverty Research, 2018
In the early 90's, the United States reformed its welfare system through state waivers and the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program. These changes altered family resources and potential investments for childhood human capital, which in turn could affect later adult outcomes. Using data from the Panel Study of Income Dynamics, I examine…
Descriptors: Welfare Services, Educational Attainment, Family Structure, Adult Education
Hartley, Robert Paul; Lamarche, Carlos; Ziliak, James P. – University of Kentucky Center for Poverty Research, 2017
We estimate the effect of welfare reform on the intergenerational transmission of welfare participation and related economic outcomes using a long panel of mother-daughter pairs over the survey period 1968-2013 in the Panel Study of Income Dynamics. Because states implemented welfare reform at different times starting in 1992, the cross-state…
Descriptors: Welfare Services, Welfare Recipients, Mothers, Daughters
Hoynes, Hilary; Bronchetti, Erin; Christensen, Garret – University of Kentucky Center for Poverty Research, 2017
The food stamp program (SNAP) is one of the most important elements of the social safety net and is the second largest anti-poverty program for children in the U.S. (only the EITC raises more children above poverty). The program varies little across states and over time, which creates challenges for quasi-experimental evaluation. Notably, SNAP…
Descriptors: Welfare Services, Poverty Programs, Food, Federal Programs
Bartfeld, Judith – University of Kentucky Center for Poverty Research, 2013
The Great Recession and its immediate aftermath have brought increasing attention both to food insecurity among children and to the associated food safety net. This report examines how the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) functions as a component of the broader food assistance safety net for school-age children, focusing on…
Descriptors: Lunch Programs, Welfare Services, Federal Programs, Nutrition
Kennedy, Sheela; Fitch, Catherine A.; Warren, John Robert; Rivera Drew, Julia A. – University of Kentucky Center for Poverty Research, 2013
Our paper examines the prevalence and determinants of children's transitions into and out of food insecurity since 2001. We use longitudinally linked data from the Food Security Supplements to the Current Population Surveys to estimate one-year transition probabilities of entry and exit from food insecurity. Our results indicate that child hunger…
Descriptors: Food, Security (Psychology), Hunger, Incidence
Hardy, Bradley – University of Kentucky Center for Poverty Research, 2012
Using data linked across generations in the Panel Study of Income Dynamics, I estimate the relationship between exposure to volatile income during childhood and a set of socioeconomic outcomes in adulthood. The empirical framework is an augmented intergenerational income mobility model that includes controls for income volatility. I measure income…
Descriptors: Correlation, Family Income, Socioeconomic Influences, Children
Arteaga, Irma; Heflin, Colleen; Gable, Sara – University of Kentucky Center for Poverty Research, 2012
This paper exploits a source of variation in the eligibility for federal nutrition programs to identify the program effects on food insecurity. Children are eligible for the WIC [Women, Infants and Children] program until the day before they turn 61 months old. The result is an age discontinuity in program participation at the 61-month cutoff.…
Descriptors: Hunger, Preschool Education, Kindergarten, Eligibility
Heflin, Colleen; Arteaga, Irma; Gable, Sara – University of Kentucky Center for Poverty Research, 2012
Rates of food insecurity in households with children have significantly increased over the past decade. The majority of children, including those at risk for food insecurity, participate in some form of non-parental child care during the preschool years. To evaluate the relationship between the two phenomenon, this study investigates the effects…
Descriptors: Hunger, Food, Child Welfare, At Risk Persons
Hardy, Bradley; Hokayem, Charles; Ziliak, James P. – University of Kentucky Center for Poverty Research, 2011
For parents of young children the decision to work strongly depends on the availability of affordable child care. Child care costs can take up a large portion of a family budget and may serve as an obstacle to work. In 2008 the National Association of Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies (NACCRRA) estimated that Kentucky families recently…
Descriptors: Child Care, Grants, Tax Credits, Economic Impact
Bratter, Jenifer; Damaske, Sarah – University of Kentucky Center for Poverty Research, 2010
Capturing the conditions of children of color living in single-parent families has become more complex due to the growing presence of interracial households. This analysis assesses the size and poverty status of single-female headed families housing multiracial children. Using data from the 2000 Census, we find that 9 percent of female-headed…
Descriptors: Reference Groups, Poverty, Mothers, Family (Sociological Unit)
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