Does a food assistance program for pregnant women improve birth outcomes? Evidence from NutriPlus in South Korea

Kwanghun Yeon
2022 unpublished
▪ NutriPlus is a special supplemental nutrition program for women, infants, and children in South Korea ▪ Its goal is to improve the nutritional well-being of low-income pregnant and postpartum women, infants, and children under the age of six ▪ It was first implemented as a pilot program in 2005 and now it is permanent in nearly all 256 public health centers Overview ▪ No study has investigated the relationship between NutriPlus and birth outcomes ▪ This study estimates the effects of
more » ... spending on birth outcomes using an instrumental variable approach
doi:10.22004/ag.econ.322162 fatcat:lpt5z2lijjhaxbsncb6mrmophq