Date of Award
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Economics and University Honors
National school lunch program -- Evaluation, School children -- Food, Parents -- Employment, Hours of labor
This paper studies the effects of the 2010 Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act on school lunch uptake and parental working trends. Using data from the Integrated Public Use Microdata Series' (IPUMS) Current Population Survey (CPS), an empirical analysis was conducted. The findings indicate that, after the policy's implementation, school lunch uptake increased for all individuals in the sample, but especially for low-income individuals. Working trends saw a decrease, virtually across the board. Low-income individuals decreased their hours per week by slightly more than half an hour.
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Paniagua, Sophia D., "School Lunch Policy and Parental Working Trends" (2022). University Honors Theses. Paper 1255.