First Advisor

Grace Arnold

Date of Award

Spring 5-20-2022

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Economics and University Honors

Department

Economics

Language

English

Subjects

School Lunch, Labor, Parents, Children, Public Assistance

Abstract

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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https://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/37866

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