A study by SPA faculty finds that low- to middle-income families tend to substitute cheaper foods when …
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PhD, Policy Analysis, RAND Graduate School; MPP, The College of William & Mary; BA, Economics, Colgate University
Area of Expertise:
Poverty, income and food assistance programs, health outcomes, the elderly, children and families, women's health issues
Alison Jacknowitz specializes in the following areas of research: poverty, income and food assistance programs, health outcomes, the elderly, children, and families. She is currently working on a variety of research projects, including an investigation of factors that influence food insecurity among children; an examination of how local food prices influence children’s food insecurity, obesity, and eating patterns; and an evaluation of the effectiveness of prenatal participation in the Special Supplemental Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC). Supported by both internal and external funding sources, Jacknowitz’s research has appeared in a wide variety of scholarly journals.
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