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An Alternative to Developing Stores in Food Deserts: Can Changes in SNAP Benefits Make a Difference?

Margaret Andrews, Rhea Bhatta and Michele Ver Ploeg.

in Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy

March 2013; p ublished online December 2012 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Welfare and Poverty; Economics of Health; Agricultural Economics. 8561 words.

In the search for policies to reduce the effects of limited food access, little consideration has been given to how economic incentives could be used to make it easier for low-income...

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Child Development in a Changing World: Risks and Opportunities

Jo Boyden, Stefan Dercon and Abhijeet Singh.

in The World Bank Research Observer

August 2015; p ublished online September 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Welfare and Poverty; Demographic Economics; Education and Research Institutions; Economics; Economics of Health; Economic Development. 12213 words.

This review explores current understandings of child development and the consequences for children of risk exposure in low- and middle-income countries by integrating empirical evidence...

Children's Health Opportunities and Project Evaluation: Mexico's Oportunidades Program

Dirk Van de gaer, Joost Vandenbossche and José Luis Figueroa.

in The World Bank Economic Review

June 2014; p ublished online January 2013 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Economics of Health; Welfare and Poverty; Welfare Economics. 11377 words.

We propose a methodology to evaluate social projects from the perspective of children's opportunities on the basis of the effects of these projects on the distribution of outcomes. We...

Determinants of Children's Nutritional Status in Kenya: Evidence from Demographic and Health Surveys

Jane Kabubo-Mariara, Godfrey K. Ndenge and Domisiano K. Mwabu.

in Journal of African Economies

June 2009; p ublished online December 2008 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Welfare and Poverty; Economics of Health; Demographic Economics. 7619 words.

This paper uses a pooled sample of the 1998 and 2003 Demographic and Health Survey data sets for Kenya to analyse the determinants of children's nutritional status. We investigate the...

The Determinants of Health Care Utilisation in Rural Senegal

Aurélia Lépine and Alexis Le Nestour.

in Journal of African Economies

January 2013; p ublished online August 2012 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Multiple or Simultaneous Equation Models; Multiple Variables; Economics of Health; Data Collection and Date Estimation Methodology; Computer Programs; Welfare and Poverty. 7771 words.

In the context of the national debate on the extension of health insurance to farming households in Senegal, information on 504 households and 18 public primary health care (PHC) facilities...

Did the Health Card Program Ensure Access to Medical Care for the Poor during Indonesia's Economic Crisis?

Menno Pradhan, Fadia Saadah and Robert Sparrow.

in The World Bank Economic Review

January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Welfare and Poverty; Economics of Health; National Government Expenditures and Related Policies. 10538 words.

The Indonesian Social Safety Net health card program was implemented in response to the economic crisis that hit Indonesia in 1997, to preserve access to health ...

Disability and Poverty in Vietnam

Daniel Mont and Nguyen Viet Cuong.

in The World Bank Economic Review

June 2011; p ublished online June 2011 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Economics of Health; Welfare and Poverty; Economic Development. 9147 words.

Disability is significantly correlated with poverty in Vietnam, according to data from the 2006 Vietnam Household Living Standards Survey, especially when the extra costs of living with a...

Disability, Poverty, and Schooling in Developing Countries: Results from 14 Household Surveys

Deon Filmer.

in The World Bank Economic Review

February 2008; p ublished online January 2008 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Economic Development; Demographic Economics; Welfare and Poverty; Education and Research Institutions; Economics of Health. 8595 words.

Analysis of 14 household surveys from 13 developing countries suggests that 1–2 percent of the population have disabilities. Adults with disabilities typically live in poorer than average...

The distributional consequences of a fiscal food policy: evidence from the UK

Richard Tiffin and Matthew Salois.

in European Review of Agricultural Economics

July 2015; p ublished online June 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Welfare and Poverty; Welfare Economics; Economics of Health; Microeconomics; Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue. 8344 words.

The literature on fiscal food policies focuses on their effectiveness in altering diets and improving health, while this paper focuses on their welfare costs. A formal welfare economics...

Do Food Stamps Contribute to Obesity in Low-Income Women? Evidence from the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth 1979

Maoyong Fan.

in American Journal of Agricultural Economics

July 2010; p ublished online July 2010 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Welfare and Poverty; Economics of Health; Agricultural Economics. 7945 words.

This article estimates the effects of food stamp benefits on obesity, overweight and body mass index of low-income women. My analysis differs from previous research in three aspects. First,...

Do Neighborhood Parks and Playgrounds Reduce Childhood Obesity?

Maoyong Fan and Yanhong Jin.

in American Journal of Agricultural Economics

January 2014; p ublished online August 2013 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Welfare and Poverty; Economics of Health; Regional Government Analysis. 9269 words.

Using the 2007 National Survey of Children's Health data, we find a statistically and economically significant effect of neighborhood parks and playgrounds on childhood obesity based on...

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Do the Poor Adapt to Low Income, Minimal Education and Ill-health?

Abigail Barr and David Clark.

in Journal of African Economies

June 2010; p ublished online December 2009 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Welfare and Poverty; Welfare Economics; Economics of Health; Education and Research Institutions. 11051 words.

We add to the small set of studies that investigate adaptation to low income among the poor and extend the analysis to education and health. In accordance with previous studies, we find...

Does inequality in health impede economic growth?

Michael Grimm.

in Oxford Economic Papers

July 2011; p ublished online February 2011 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Welfare and Poverty; Economics of Health; Economic Development. 10206 words.

This paper investigates the effects of inequality in health on economic growth in low and middle income countries. The empirical part of the paper uses an original cross-national panel data...

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Does Participation in the Food Stamp Program Increase the Prevalence of Obesity and Health Care Spending?

Chad D. Meyerhoefer and Yuriy Pylypchuk.

in American Journal of Agricultural Economics

May 2008; p ublished online May 2008 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Welfare and Poverty; Economics of Health. 10196 words.

We use panel data techniques and information on state-level Food Stamp Program characteristics to obtain unbiased estimates of the impact of Food Stamp Program participation on weight...

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The dynamic effect of disability on work and subjective well-being

Melanie Jones, Kostas Mavromaras, Peter J Sloane and Zhang Wei.

in Oxford Economic Papers

July 2018; p ublished online May 2018 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Economics of Health; Welfare and Poverty; Demand and Supply of Labour. 10297 words.

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Using longitudinal data from the Household, Income, and Labour Dynamics in Australia (HILDA) Survey (2001–2013), we examine the relationship between...

The Economics of Food Insecurity in the United States

Craig Gundersen, Brent Kreider and John Pepper.

in Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy

September 2011; p ublished online August 2011 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Welfare and Poverty; Household Behaviour and Family Economics; Economics of Health. 10339 words.

Food insecurity is experienced by millions of Americans and has increased dramatically in recent years. Due to its prevalence and many demonstrated negative health consequences, food...

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Effects of Food Stamp Participation on Body Weight and Obesity

Zhuo Chen, Steven T. Yen and David B. Eastwood.

in American Journal of Agricultural Economics

December 2005; p ublished online December 2005 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Welfare and Poverty; Economics of Health; Agricultural Economics. 4019 words.

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The effects on stature of poverty, family size, and birth order: British children in the 1930s

Timothy J. Hatton and Richard M. Martin.

in Oxford Economic Papers

January 2010; p ublished online October 2009 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Economics of Health; Demographic Economics; Welfare and Poverty. 11372 words.

This article examines the effects of socio-economic conditions on the standardized heights and body mass index (BMI) of children in Interwar Britain, using the Boyd Orr cohort, a survey of...

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Family ties and the crowding out of long-term care insurance

Joan Costa-Font.

in Oxford Review of Economic Policy

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Economics of Health; Demographic Economics; Welfare and Poverty. 7992 words.

Insurance for long-term care (LTC) has developed only moderately compared to other areas of welfare, which has been explained variously as the result of market failures, public...

Financial strain in the United Kingdom

Declan French.

in Oxford Economic Papers

January 2018; p ublished online July 2017 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Household Behaviour and Family Economics; Economics of Health; Welfare and Poverty. 8151 words.

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UK households have been exposed to economic recession followed by a government programme of austerity, putting many under severe financial strain....