Iodine Deficiency and Schooling Attainment in Tanzania

01 October 2009
Dr. Omar Robles, et. al.

Cognitive damage from iodine deficiency disorders (IDD) has important implications for economic growth through its effect on human capital. Senior Consultant Dr. Omar Robles evaluates the magnitude of this influence in an iodized oil supplementation program in Tanzania. Dr. Robles’ team’s empirical analysis and findings can be found in “Iodine Deficiency and Schooling Attainment in Tanzania,” published in the American Economic Journal: Applied Economics.

The full article is available on the American Economic Association’s website here.