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Efficiency versus equity in the provision of in-kind benefits : evidence from cost containment in the California WIC program / Katherine Meckel (University of California, San Diego, NBER and CESifo), Maya Rossin-Slater (Stanford University, NBER and IZA), Lindsey Uniat (Yale University) ; IZA Institute of Labor Economics
VerfasserMeckel, Katherine ; Rossin-Slater, Maya ; Uniat, Lindsey
KörperschaftForschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit
ErschienenBonn, Germany : IZA Institute of Labor Economics, February 2020
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SerieDiscussion paper ; no. 12957
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URNurn:nbn:de:hbz:5:2-212407 
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The government often contracts with private firms to deliver in-kind safety net benefits. These public-private partnerships generate agency problems that could increase costs, but cost-containment reforms may discourage firm participation. We study a 2012 reform of California's Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children that reduced the number of small vendors. We show that within-ZIP-code access to small vendors increases take-up among first-time and foreign-born mothers, suggesting that small vendors are distinctly effective at lowering take-up barriers among women with high program learning costs. Thus, cost containment reforms may have unintended consequences of inequitably reducing program access.

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