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Rethinking WIC
An Evaluation of the Women, Infants and Children Program

by Douglas J. Besharov and Peter Germanis

In Rethinking WIC, Douglas J. Besharov and Peter Germanis analyze the research on the effectiveness of the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children. Their assessment challenges the conventional wisdom that WIC is a uniquely successful program and demonstrates that many claims about WICís effectiveness are misleading exaggerations. Besharov and Germanis do not argue that WIC should be abandoned but that policymakers should undertake a sustained effort to make the program more effective.

Read Rethinking WIC to understand WICís strengths and weaknessesóand to learn about the author's key findings and proposed programmatic reforms.

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