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The Demand for School Lunches: An Analysis of Individual Participation in the School Lunch Program

Citation

Akin, John S.; Guilkey, David K.; Popkin, Barry M.; & Wyckoff, James H. (1983). The Demand for School Lunches: An Analysis of Individual Participation in the School Lunch Program. Journal of Human Resources, 18(2), 213-30.

Abstract

In this paper we analyze participation in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) using a basic neoclassical demand model. This statistical analysis incorporates nutrient consumption from nonlunch sources to control explicitly for tastes. Because the dependent variable takes only four values, the ordered probit estimation technique is used. The insights gained concerning the effects of tastes, the size of the Food Stamp program bonus, and the price of the school lunch, among others, should prove useful in designing future NSLP policies.

URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.2307/145483

Reference Type

Journal Article

Journal Title

Journal of Human Resources

Author(s)

Akin, John S.
Guilkey, David K.
Popkin, Barry M.
Wyckoff, James H.

Year Published

1983

Volume Number

18

Issue Number

2

Pages

213-30

Reference ID

13151