Revisiting the Educational Effects of Fetal Iodine Deciency
2013 (English)Report (Other academic)
Recent research has reported positive effects on schooling due to in utero pro-tection from iodine deciency resulting from iodized oil capsule distribution inTanzania. We revisit the Tanzanian experience by investigating how these eectsdier over time and across surveys; across dierent treatment specications; andacross additional educational outcome measures. Contrary to previous studies, wend that the estimated effects tend to be small and not robust across specicationsor samples. Using all available data and a medically motivated iodine depletionfunction, we find no evidence of a positive long-run ffeect of iodine deficiency pro-tection on educational attainment.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Uppsala: Department of Economics, Uppsala University , 2013. , 48 p.
Working paper / Department of Economics, Uppsala University (Online), ISSN 1653-6975 ; 2013:21
Iodine deciency, Education, Prenatal exposure, Multiple outcomes, Repli- cation, Field, Robles and Torero
Research subject Economics
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-211571OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-211571DiVA: diva2:667598