Project: Joint Center for Poverty Research, University of Chicago and Northwestern University
Award Year: 2008
Amount of award, fiscal 1998: $262,740.00 fiscal 2002: $179,999.00 fiscal 2003: $179,999.00 fiscal 2004: $179,999.00 fiscal 2005: $179,999.00 fiscal 2006: $179,999.00 fiscal 2007: $179,999.00 fiscal 2008: $179,999.00 fiscal 2000: $169,999.00 fiscal 2001: $160,000.00 fiscal 1999: $150,000.00
Institution: University of Chicago and Northwestern University
Status: Completed
Detailed Objective: The Joint Center for Poverty Research (JCPR) supports academic research that examines what it means to be poor and live in America. JCPR was established in 1996 with funding from the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The Center is jointly administered by the Institute for Policy Research at Northwestern University and the Harris Graduate School of Public Policy at the University of Chicago. The portfolio of poverty research conducted by 43 JCPR Faculty Affiliates—from the departments of economics, sociology, political science, public policy, human development and social policy, and social work—provides a strong foundation for the center's activities. The goal of JCPR is to advance what is known about the economic, social, and behavioral factors that cause poverty, and to establish the actual effects of interventions designed to alleviate poverty.
Topic: RIDGE (Small Grants) Program
Bhattacharya, J., T. DeLeire, S. Haider, and J. Currie. “Heat or Eat? Cold-Weather Shocks and Nutrition in Poor American Families,” American Journal of Public Health, Vol. 93, Issue 7, July 2003.
Dollahite, J., D. Kenkel, and S. Thompson. “An Economic Evaluation of the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program,” Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, Vol. 40, Issue 3, May 2008.
Garasky, S., and S. Stewart. “Evidence of the Effectiveness of Child Support and Visitation: Examining Food Insecurity among Children with Nonresident Fathers,” Journal of Family and Economic Issues, Vol. 28, No. 1, March 2007.
Gibson, D. "Food Stamp Program Participation is Positively Related to Obesity in Low-Income Women," The Journal of Nutrition, Vol. 133, Issue 7, July 2003.
Grogger, J. “Markov Forecasting Methods for Welfare Caseloads,” Children and Youth Services Review, Vol. 29, Issue 7, July 2007.
Gundersen, C., and B. Kreider. “Bounding the Effects of Food Insecurity on Children’s Health Outcomes,” Journal of Health Economics, Vol. 28, Issue 5, September 2009.
Huffman, S., and H. Jensen. "Food Assistance Programs and Outcomes in the Context of Welfare Reform," Social Science Quarterly, Vol. 89, Issue 1, January 2008
Huffman, S., and H. Jensen. Linkages Among Welfare, Food Assistance Programs and Labor Supply: Evidence from the Survey of Program Dynamics, Applied Economics Vol. 37, Issue 10, 2005
Kaushal, N. “Do Food Stamps Cause Obesity? Evidence from Immigrant Experience,” Journal of Health Economics, Vol. 26, Issue 5, September 2007.
Rank, M., and T. Hirschl. “Estimating the Risk of Food Stamp Use and Impoverishment During Childhood,” Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, Vol. 163, No. 11, Nov. 2009.
Wilde, P., and J. Llobrera. “Using the Thrifty Food Plan to Assess the Cost of a Nutritious Diet,” The Journal of Consumer Affairs, Vol. 43, No. 2, 2009.
Zenk, S., A. Odoms-Young, L. Powell, R. Campbell, D. Block, N. Chavez, R. Krauss, and S. Strode. “Fruit and Vegetable Availability and Selection: Federal Food Package Revisions, 2009,” American Journal of Preventive Medicine, Vol. 43, Issue 4, October 2012.
Ziol-Guest, K., and D. Hernandez. “First- and Second-Trimester WIC Participation Is Associated with Lower Rates of Breastfeeding and Early Introduction of Cow's Milk during Infancy,” Journal of the American Dietetic Association, Vol. 110, Issue 5, May 2010.