WIC in Your Neighborhood: New Evidence on the Impacts of Geographic Access to Clinics

Maya Rossin-Slater
A large body of evidence indicates that conditions in-utero and health at birth are predictive of individuals' long-run outcomes, pointing to the potential value in programs aimed at pregnant women and new mothers. This paper uses a novel identification strategy and data set to provide causal estimates of the effects of geographic access to the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC), the major US program aimed at improving the well-being of...
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