Early childhood WIC participation, cognitive development and academic achievement.

@article{Jackson2015EarlyCW,
  title={Early childhood WIC participation, cognitive development and academic achievement.},
  author={Margot Jackson},
  journal={Social science \& medicine},
  year={2015},
  volume={126},
  pages={
          145-53
        }
}
  • Margot Jackson
  • Published 1 February 2015
  • Medicine
  • Social science & medicine
For the 22% of American children who live below the federal poverty line, and the additional 23% who live below twice that level, nutritional policy is part of the safety net against hunger and its negative effects on children's development. [...] Key Method Using two nationally representative, longitudinal surveys of children-the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study, Birth Cohort (ECLS-B) and the Child Development Supplement (CDS) of the Panel Study of Income Dynamics-I examine how prenatal and early childhood…Expand
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