Margot Jackson, assistant professor of sociology, was awarded a New Scholars Grant by the Stanford Center on Poverty and Inequality (CPI). Jackson will use the grant to work on a project titled “Are WIC and School Meal Programs Effectively Reaching Those in Need? Trends in Children’s Early and Continuous Use of Federal Nutritional Policy.” Using longitudinal data from the Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP), the research will examine whether children’s exposure to nutritional programs has remained steady or increased as need has increased during the Great Recession. CPI awarded five grants of up to $15,000 in the 2012 competition. Recipients work collaboratively with one of CPI’s research groups to carry out their proposed project.

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