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FSLNCHFRC
Household children received free/reduced-cost lunches at school during past month

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Description

FSLNCHFRC indicates whether the children in the household between the ages of 5 and 18 received free or reduced cost lunch at school in the past 30 days.

This variable is part of the Food Security Supplement.

Comparability

This variable is comparable across available years, but the universe changes over time. Between 1995 and 1999, this question is asked only of households with incomes below 185% of poverty. From 2000 forward, higher income households that reported running short of money for food (FSSHORT) are also included in the universe.

Universe

  • 1995-1999: Households below 185% poverty that contain a child between the ages of 5 and 18.
  • 2000-2017: Households below 185% poverty or have run short of money for food in the past year that contain a child between the ages of 5 and 18.
  • Apr 2001: Households in months-in-sample 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, and 8 who are below 185% poverty or have run short of money for food in the past year and who contain a child between the ages of 5 and 18.

Availability

Years Jan Feb ASEC Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
1995 - - - X - - - - - - - -
1996 - - - - - - - - X - - -
1997 - - - X - - - - - - - -
1998 - - - - - - - X - - - -
1999 - - - X - - - - - - - -
2000 - - - - - - - - X - - -
2001 - - - X - - - - - - - X
2002 – 2017 - - - - - - - - - - - X

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