Revisiting the Educational Effects of Fetal Iodine Deficiency
AbstractRecent research has reported positive effects on schooling due to in utero protection from iodine deficiency resulting from iodized oil capsule distribution in Tanzania. We revisit the Tanzanian experience by investigating how these effects differ over time and across surveys; across different treatment specifications; and across additional educational outcome measures. Contrary to previous studies, we find that the estimated effects tend to be small and not robust across specifications or samples. Using all available data and a medically motivated iodine depletion function, we find no evidence of a positive long-run effect of iodine deficiency protection on educational attainment.
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Iodine de ciency; Education; Prenatal exposure; Multiple outcomes; Replication; Field; Robles; Torero;
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- I12 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health - - - Health Production
- I21 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education - - - Analysis of Education
- J16 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics - - - Economics of Gender; Non-labor Discrimination
- O15 - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Economic Development: Human Resources; Human Development; Income Distribution; Migration
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- NEP-ALL-2013-11-09 (All new papers)
- NEP-DEV-2013-11-09 (Development)
- NEP-EDU-2013-11-09 (Education)
- NEP-HEA-2013-11-09 (Health Economics)
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