Research Report National- and State-Level Estimates of WIC Eligibles and Program Reach, 2000-2009
David Betson, Michael Martinez-Schiferl, Linda Giannarelli, Sheila R. Zedlewski
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The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) provides supplemental nutritious foods, nutrition education, and referrals to other health, welfare, and social services. WIC eligibility is restricted to infants, children age 1 through 4, and pregnant and postpartum women who are either income or adjunctively eligible. This project extends WIC national eligibility estimates to single years of age for children, produces estimates for each State and the District of Columbia, and updates methods for estimating eligibility in the territories. The project also implemented calculation of standard errors of estimate for national, regional, State, and Puerto Rico estimates.

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Research Areas Social safety net
Tags Welfare and safety net programs State programs, budgets Hunger and food assistance Supplemental nutrition - Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Assistance for women and children
Policy Centers Income and Benefits Policy Center