Improving Child Health and Cognition: Evidence from a School-Based Nutrition Intervention in India

@article{Krmer2020ImprovingCH,
  title={Improving Child Health and Cognition: Evidence from a School-Based Nutrition Intervention in India},
  author={Marion Kr{\"a}mer and Santosh Kumar and Sebastian Vollmer},
  journal={Review of Economics and Statistics},
  year={2020},
  pages={1-51}
}
We present experimental evidence on the impact of the use of double-fortified salt in school-meals on anemia, cognition, and the learning outcomes of primary school children in rural Bihar, one of the poorest regions of India. We find that year-long intervention had statistically significant positive impacts on hemoglobin levels and reduced anemia by 20%, but these health gains did not translate into significant impacts on cognitive performance, test scores, and school attendance. Treatment… Expand
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