|Project: Analysis of Data from the 1998 and 1999 Food Security Supplements to the Current Population Survey
|Award Year: 1999
|Amount of award, fiscal 1999: $236,859.00
|Institution: IQ Solutions, Inc.
|Detailed Objective: This project supports and extends the Economic Research Service's analysis
of annual Food Security Survey data and the publication of findings. The study
review, and revise as needed, ERS work on item calibrations, household scores,
and estimated prevalences of food insecurity and hunger based on the 1998 and
1999 Food Security Supplements to the Current Population Surveys;
extend the analysis of the food security data to a child-specific scale, and
calculate household scores on this scale for 1995, 1996, and 1997 data as well
as for 1998 and 1999;
assess changes in the prevalence of food security and hunger in recent years;
convene expert advisory panel to review and assess the current state of the
art in measuring food security and hunger;
detailed summary and technical reports on food security and hunger and the
measurement of those phenomena at the household level.
Starting with the 1998 Food Security Supplement data, ERS began to conduct
the preliminary analysis of the annual data on an in-house basis. ERS calculated
household food security scores and food security status for the public-use microdata
file, and published several important statistical series based on those data.
Work under this contract will provide quality control checks on those processes,
and will extend the scope and detail of the preliminary analysis and reports
prepared by ERS. The work is a fixed-price contract with IQ Solutions, Inc.
awarded in fiscal 1999 at a cost of $236,859. Work is expected to be completed
in February, 2001.
|Topic: Food Security
|Dataset: Current Population Survey food Security Supplement (CPS-FSS)
Andrews, M., M. Nord, G. Bickel, and S. Carlson. Household Food Security in the United States, 1999, Food Assistance and Nutrition Research Report No. 8, USDA, ERS, Fall 2000.
Cohen, B., J. Parry, and K. Yang. Household Food Security in the United States, 1998 and 1999: Detailed Statistical Report, E-FAN-02-011, USDA, ERS, June 2002.
Cohen, B., M. Nord, R. Lerner, J. Parry, and K. Yang. Household Food Security in the United States, 1998 and 1999: Technical Report, E-FAN-02-010, USDA, ERS, June 2002.
United States Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service, "ERS Releases New Report, Household Food Security in the United States, 2000," FoodReview, Vol. 25, Issue 1, USDA, ERS, Spring 2002.