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J. William Levedahl

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The magnitude of both the displacement of commercial sales and the increase in consumption associated with a commodity distribution program are characterized using the truncated normal distribution. This method is easier to implement and requires less data than previous methods. It is applied to data from the 1986 Survey of TEFAP Recipients and is quite accurate.

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commodity distribution program, displacement of sales, consumption

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EVALUATING THE EFFECT OF COMMODITY DONATION PROGRAMS USING THE TRUNCATED NORMAL DISTRIBUTION

The magnitude of both the displacement of commercial sales and the increase in consumption associated with a commodity distribution program are characterized using the truncated normal distribution. This method is easier to implement and requires less data than previous methods. It is applied to data from the 1986 Survey of TEFAP Recipients and is quite accurate.