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The Resource Rethinking WIC : an evaluation of the Women, Infants, and Children Program, Douglas J. Besharov and Peter Germanis

Rethinking WIC : an evaluation of the Women, Infants, and Children Program, Douglas J. Besharov and Peter Germanis

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Rethinking WIC : an evaluation of the Women, Infants, and Children Program
Title
Rethinking WIC
Title remainder
an evaluation of the Women, Infants, and Children Program
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Douglas J. Besharov and Peter Germanis
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Language
eng
Summary
"Rethinking WIC is an analysis of the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children, WIC is a $5 billion per year program and serves about 7.3 million women and children. WIC provides vouchers to low-income families to purchase specific high-nutrition food packages to supplement diets, nutritional and health counseling, and referrals to health care and social service providers. WICs popularity stems, according to Douglas J. Besharov and Peter Germanis, from the widespread belief that research studies have proved that WIC "works" by improving the diets and health of recipients. In this volume, Besharov and Germanis analyze those studies and show that the extensive benefits cited by some analysts and policymakers have been exaggerated and relate primarily to research conducted on WIC's prenatal program, which involves only 11 percent of program participants. Even there, they assert that the evidence suggests that WIC's benefits are modest at best." "Part 1 of this volume presents Besharov and Germanis's analysis. Part 2 includes comments on Besharov and Germanis's study by five leading experts on WIC program research: Michael J. Brien and Christopher A. Swann, Nancy R. Burstein, Barbara L. Devaney, and Robert Greenstein."--BOOK JACKET
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Besharov, Douglas J
Dewey number
363.8/83/0973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HV696.F6
LC item number
B475 2001
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Germanis, Peter
Series statement
AEI evaluative studies
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  • Children
  • Food relief
  • Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (U.S.)
Label
Rethinking WIC : an evaluation of the Women, Infants, and Children Program, Douglas J. Besharov and Peter Germanis
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Publication
Note
Series statement on jacket
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 151-159) and index
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volume
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nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Rethinking WIC -- Program benefits -- Program coverage -- Previous research -- Research weaknesses -- Does WIC "work"? -- Programmatic flexibility -- Rigorous evaluation -- Addressing the selection-bias problem for program targeting and design / Michael J. Brien and Christopher A. Swann -- An incremental approach to testing WIC's efficacy / Nancy R. Burstein -- A defense of the existing research on WIC / Barbara L. Devaney -- Enhancing WIC's effectiveness / Robert Greenstein
Control code
45393294
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
v, 172 pages
Isbn
9780844741499
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
00066353
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Rethinking WIC : an evaluation of the Women, Infants, and Children Program, Douglas J. Besharov and Peter Germanis
Publication
Note
Series statement on jacket
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 151-159) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Rethinking WIC -- Program benefits -- Program coverage -- Previous research -- Research weaknesses -- Does WIC "work"? -- Programmatic flexibility -- Rigorous evaluation -- Addressing the selection-bias problem for program targeting and design / Michael J. Brien and Christopher A. Swann -- An incremental approach to testing WIC's efficacy / Nancy R. Burstein -- A defense of the existing research on WIC / Barbara L. Devaney -- Enhancing WIC's effectiveness / Robert Greenstein
Control code
45393294
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
v, 172 pages
Isbn
9780844741499
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
00066353
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations

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