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Replication data for: Iron Deficiency and Schooling Attainment in Peru

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  • Chong, Alberto
  • Cohen, Isabelle
  • Field, Erica
  • Nakasone, Eduardo
  • Torero, Maximo
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  • Abstract

    Do nutritional deficiencies contribute to the intergenerational persistence of poverty by reducing the earnings potential of future generations? To address this question, we made available supplemental iron pills at a health center in rural Peru and encouraged adolescents to take them via media messages. School administrative data provide novel evidence that reducing iron deficiency results in a large and significant improvement in school performance and aspirations for anemic students. Our findings demonstrate that combining low-cost outreach efforts and local supplementation programs can be an affordable and effective method of reducing rates of adolescent iron deficiency anemia.
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    DOI: 10.1257/app.20140494 (Text)
  • Chong, Alberto, Isabelle Cohen, Erica Field, Eduardo Nakasone, and Maximo Torero. “Iron Deficiency and Schooling Attainment in Peru.” American Economic Journal: Applied Economics 8, no. 4 (October 2016): 222–55.
    • ID: 10.1257/app.20140494 (DOI)

Update Metadata: 2020-05-18 | Issue Number: 2 | Registration Date: 2019-10-12

Chong, Alberto; Cohen, Isabelle; Field, Erica; Nakasone, Eduardo; Torero, Maximo (2016): Replication data for: Iron Deficiency and Schooling Attainment in Peru. Version: 1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.