National WIC Association

Younger siblings can be good for your health: an examination of spillover benefits from the Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)

Robinson C. Younger siblings can be good for your health: an examination of spillover benefits from the Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC). J Fam Econ Iss. Jun 2013;34(2):172-184.

Using data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES), the author investigated whether older age-ineligible children are healthier in households where siblings are receiving WIC benefits. The results showed that age-ineligible males in WIC households had better health than those in non-WIC households.

Categories: Nutrition Education