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 Kreider, Brent
dc.contributor.author Pepper, John
dc.contributor.department Economics
dc.date 2018-09-06T23:16:07.000
dc.date.accessioned 2020-06-30T02:12:59Z
dc.date.available 2020-06-30T02:12:59Z
dc.date.embargo 2018-08-28
dc.date.issued 2009-12-01
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 eligible nonparticipants. Assessing the causal effects of the program is made difficult, however, by the presence of endogenous selection into the program and systematic misreporting of participation status. Using data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES), we extend and apply partial identification methods to account for these two identification problems in a single unifying 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 receipt of free and reduced price lunches through the NSLP improves the health outcomes of children.</p>
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dc.subject.disciplines Econometrics
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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