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Sheraton Uptown, Albuquerque, NM, USA
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Saturday, April 22 • 1:30pm - 3:00pm
B3B-Does the Individual Development Account Program have Longer-term Effects on Food Insecurity?

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This study contributes to consumer policy by evaluating the food insecurity of families who completed a rigorous, multi-year, federally funded asset-building program. This study analyzes child food insecurity and household food insecurity and examines the role of the IDA program on either outcome, thus contributing insights to two important policy goals: the success of the federal Assets for Independence Act, and the food security of low-income children. We apply two econometric strategies: Bayesian estimation and switching regression. Bayesian estimation was chosen because it is particularly robust for small samples. We do not find a significant relationship between program graduation or dropout for child food insecurity; however, the average treatment effect was positive and significant for both adult and household food insecurity.

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Namhoon Kim

Virginia Tech
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Caezilia Loibl

Associate Professor, The Ohio State University
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Travis Mountain

Assistant Professor, Virginia Tech
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Anastasia Snyder

Associate Professor, The Ohio State University


Saturday April 22, 2017 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Wurlitzer

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