The University of Kentucky Center for Poverty Research, in conjunction with the United States Department of Agriculture’s Economic Research Service and the Food and Nutrition Service, announces a new Request for Proposals for food insecurity research using the Panel Study of Income Dynamics (PSID). Research funded competitively under this announcement will focus on economic analyses of longitudinal household food insecurity and its links to food assistance program participation, work, income, consumption, and wealth. It is anticipated that five (5) grants at $50,000 each will be awarded.
The PSID began in 1968 as a survey of 4,800 American families and has since followed the children and grandchildren of original respondents. Today there are more than 11,000 PSID families and 26,000 individuals who participate in the survey.
The aim of this grant initiative is to expand upon the first round of PSID grants by competitively awarding cutting-edge longitudinal research on causal links between food insecurity and child, adult, and family well-being across the domains of income, employment, consumption, wealth, and family structure utilizing both the historical, and especially, the newly released data on food insecurity in the PSID.