Research and Studies

This section features scholarly journal articles, reports and other publications that examine the association between poverty, the lack of material basic necessities, and social, health and economic outcomes. The goal is to encourage researchers to expand on studies that quantify the impact of diaper need and period poverty on individuals, families, and communities throughout the U.S.

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The NDBN Diaper Check 2023: Diaper Insecurity among U.S. Children and Families

Addressing diaper need as racial stratification through intersectional family justice

Annual Survey of Member Diaper Banks, 2021

Annual Survey of Member Diaper Banks, 2019

Annual Survey of NDBN Members, 2018

Associations Between Diaper Need and Child Sleep in Under-resourced Families, Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics, 2022

Diaper Need During the COVID-19 Pandemic Associated with Poverty, Food Insecurity, and Chronic Illness, Health Equity, 2022

Diaper Need and Its Impact on Child Health, Pediatrics, 2013

Diaper Need and Its Impact on U.S. Families, 2017

Diaper Need in the US and Canada, 2010

Diaper Need: A Change for Better Health, Pediatric Nursing, 2015

Emergency Response: A Systemic Approach to Diaper Rash, Chest Pain, and Medicaid in ED, Kentucky Law Journal, 2014

First Focus – Children’s Budget Book, 2018

Help a Mother Out’s Diaper Programs: Evaluation Brief

Helping the Community from the Bottom Up: Distributing Diapers to the Williamsburg Community, 2014

NDBN Annual Report, 2017

NDBN Annual Report, 2018

NDBN Annual Report, 2020

NDBN Annual Report, 2021

NDBN Annual Report, 2022

The Social and Economic Impacts of the Diaper Bank of Connecticut, 2018

Basic Needs: Ensuring that Every Family Has the Things Needed to Reach Their Full Potential, white paper, 2015