Reassessing the WIC Effect: Evidence from the Pregnancy Nutrition Surveillance System
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The research was supported by grants from the Institute for Research on Poverty and United States Department of Agriculture (IRP-USDA) Small Grants program to Baruch College and from the USDA Food and Nutrition Research Program to the National Bureau of Economic Research (# 59-5000-6-0102). We thank participants at the Small Grant Conference at the University of Wisconsin and the Small Grant conference at USDA Economic Research Service in Washington D.C. We thank Karen Dalenius from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for help with the PNSS file and special thanks to WIC Program administrators in various state offices. These include Najmul Chowdhury (North Carolina), Patrice Wolfla (Indiana), Nancy Hoffman (Missouri), Penny Roth (Illinois) and Lisa Armstrong (Virginia). We would also like to acknowledge input from John Karl Scholz at the University of Wisconsin and Jay Hirschman at the USDA Food and Nutrition Bureau and three anonymous referees. All opinions are those of the authors and do not represent those of the various state WIC programs, the CDC, the USDA, or the National Bureau of Economic Research.