Replication data for: Iron Deficiency and Schooling Attainment in Peru

Maximo Torero, Erica Field, Eduardo Nakasone, Alberto Chong & Isabelle Cohen
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...
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