The impact of the National School Lunch Program on child health: A nonparametric bounds analysis

dc.contributor.author Gundersen, Craig
dc.contributor.author Kreider, Brent
dc.contributor.author Pepper, John
dc.contributor.department Economics
dc.date 2018-09-07T02:42:56.000
dc.date.accessioned 2020-06-30T02:08:39Z
dc.date.available 2020-06-30T02:08:39Z
dc.date.issued 2012-01-01
dc.description.abstract <p>Children in households reporting the receipt of free or reduced-price school meals through the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) are more likely to have negative health outcomes than observationally similar nonparticipants. Assessing causal effects of the program is made difficult, however, by missing counterfactuals and systematic underreporting of program participation. Combining survey data with auxiliary administrative information on the size of the NSLP caseload, we extend nonparametric partial identification methods that account for endogenous selection and nonrandom classification error in a single framework. Similar to a regression discontinuity design, we introduce a new way to conceptualize the monotone instrumental variable (MIV) assumption using eligibility criteria as monotone instruments. Under relatively weak assumptions, we find evidence that the receipt of free and reduced-price lunches improves the health outcomes of children.</p>
dc.description.comments <p>This is a working paper of an article from <em>Journal of Econometrics</em>166, no. 1 (2012): 79-91. doi: <a href="https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jeconom.2011.06.007" target="_blank" title="Persistent link using digital object identifier">10.1016/j.jeconom.2011.06.007</a>.</p>
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dc.identifier.articleid 1634
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dc.identifier.uri https://dr.lib.iastate.edu/handle/20.500.12876/21871
dc.source.uri https://lib.dr.iastate.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1255&context=econ_las_workingpapers
dc.subject.disciplines Econometrics
dc.subject.disciplines Food Security
dc.subject.disciplines Health Economics
dc.subject.disciplines Health Policy
dc.subject.disciplines Social Welfare
dc.subject.keywords Partial identification
dc.subject.keywords Selection problem
dc.subject.keywords Classification error
dc.subject.keywords Monotone instrumental variable
dc.subject.keywords Regression discontinuity
dc.subject.keywords National School Lunch Program
dc.subject.keywords Food insecurity
dc.subject.keywords Obesity
dc.title The impact of the National School Lunch Program on child health: A nonparametric bounds analysis
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