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Replication data for: Do Low Levels of Blood Lead Reduce Children's Future Test Scores?

Version
1
Resource Type
Dataset
Creator
  • Aizer, Anna
  • Currie, Janet
  • Simon, Peter
  • Vivier, Patrick
Publication Date
2018-01-01
Description
  • Abstract

    We construct a unique individual-level dataset linking preschool blood lead levels with third grade test scores for Rhode Island children born 1997–2005. Using two identification strategies, we show for the first time that reductions of lead from even historically low levels have significant positive effects. A one-unit decrease in average blood lead levels reduces the probability of being substantially below proficient in reading (math) by 0.96 (0.79) percentage points on a baseline of 12 (16) percent. Since disadvantaged children have greater exposure to lead, lead poisoning may be one of the causes of continuing disparities in test scores.
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Relations
  • Is supplement to
    DOI: 10.1257/app.20160404 (Text)
Publications
  • Aizer, Anna, Janet Currie, Peter Simon, and Patrick Vivier. “Do Low Levels of Blood Lead Reduce Children’s Future Test Scores?” American Economic Journal: Applied Economics 10, no. 1 (January 2018): 307–41. https://doi.org/10.1257/app.20160404.
    • ID: 10.1257/app.20160404 (DOI)

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

Aizer, Anna; Currie, Janet; Simon, Peter; Vivier, Patrick (2018): Replication data for: Do Low Levels of Blood Lead Reduce Children's Future Test Scores?. Version: 1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/E113703V1