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  • Tracey Farrigan, Karen Hamrick, David Hopkins, Phil Kaufman, Biing-Hwan Lin, Mark Nord +9 others
  • 2010
ERS is a primary source of economic research and analysis from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, providing timely information on economic and policy issues related to agriculture, food, the environment, and rural America. Increases in obesity and diet-related diseases are major public health problems. These problems may be worse in some U.S. communities(More)
  • Alisha Coleman-Jensen, Mark Nord, Margaret Andrews, Steven Carlson, Coleman-Jensen, Alisha +4 others
  • 2012
because all or a part of an individual's income is derived from any public assistance program. (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs.) Persons with disabilities who require alternative means for communication of program information (Braille, large print, audiotape, etc.) should contact USDA's TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TDD). The(More)
The Food Stamp Program saw an unprecedented decline in participation from 27.5 million participants in 1994 to 18.2 million participants in 1999. A strong economy and changes in social welfare programs drove this change. An econometric model with State-level data calculated that 35 percent of the caseload decline from 1994 to 1998 was associated with(More)
  • Gerald J, Dorothy R Friedman, Mark Nord, Anoop Kumar Satpathy, Nikhil Raj, Patrick Webb +1 other
  • 2002
Discussion papers provide a means for researchers, students and professionals to share thoughts and findings on a wide range of topics relating to food, hunger, agriculture and nutrition. They contain preliminary material and are circulated prior to a formal peer review in order to stimulate discussion and critical comment. Some working papers will(More)
  • Tracey Farrigan, Karen Hamrick, David Hopkins, Phil Kaufman, Biing-Hwan Lin, Mark Nord +10 others
  • 2009
The Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 directed the U.S. Department of Agriculture to conduct a 1-year study to assess the extent of areas with limited access to affordable and nutritious food, identify characteristics and causes of such areas, consider how limited access affects local populations, and outline recommendations to address the problem.(More)
  • Craig Gundersen, Brent Kreider, Karl Scholz, Mark Nord, Hugette Sun, Sandi Hoffereth
  • 2006
Policymakers have been puzzled to observe that food stamp households appear more likely to be food insecure than observationally similar eligible nonparticipating households. We reexamine this issue allowing for nonclassical reporting errors in food stamp participation and food insecurity. Extending the literature on partially identified parameters, we(More)
This work has not been formally reviewed or edited. The opinions expressed do not necessarily represent those of RAND Corporation or any other institution. We thank Pinka Chatterji, and participants in the IRP-USDA Small Grants Preconference and Final Conference, the PAA annual meeting, and the APPAM annual meeting for helpful comments. We thank Aaron(More)
  • Rachel Dunifon, Lori Kowaleski-Jones, S Butler, John Cawley, Mary Corcoran, Sheldon Danziger +8 others
  • 2002
We gratefully acknowledge support from the USDA Small Grants program, administered through the Institute for Research on Poverty at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. We appreciate helpful comments from J. Abstract This paper examines the associations between food insecurity, participation in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP), and children's(More)
One-third of India's urban population resides in extreme poverty, in slums and squatters. Food insecurity remains a visible reality among this segment. Yet, it is scarcely documented. This paper describes levels and determinants of experiential household food insecurity (HFI) in an underserved urban slum of Delhi (India) and reports the internal validity(More)
an earlier version of this paper and partial financial support from the Economic Research Service, USDA for the research. Huffman will supply data and coding information used in this work for those wishing to replicate the study. Abstract Food assistance programs play an important role in meeting the basic needs of low-income households. We consider the(More)