Efficiency Versus Equity in the Provision of In-Kind Benefits: Evidence from Cost Containment in the California WIC Program
NBER Working Paper No. 26718
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We thank Kelly Bedard, Julie Cullen, Janet Currie, Hilary Hoynes, and Heather Royer for helpful comments. We are grateful to Michael Amiri and Clyde Steele for helpful discussions and for providing data on the WIC vendor market in California. Rossin-Slater is grateful for support from the National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER Award No. 1752203. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this paper are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation. All errors are our own. The views expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.