SALT IODIZATION AND THE ENFRANCHISEMENT OF THE AMERICAN WORKER

@inproceedings{Adhvaryu2014SALTIA,
  title={SALT IODIZATION AND THE ENFRANCHISEMENT OF THE AMERICAN WORKER},
  author={Achyuta Adhvaryu and Steven Bednar and Teresa Escudero Molina and Quynh Phuong. Nguyen and Anant Nyshadham},
  year={2014}
}
In 1924, The Morton Salt Company began nationwide distribution of iodine-fortified salt. Access to iodine, a key determinant of cognitive ability, rose sharply. We compare outcomes for cohorts exposed in utero to iodized salt with those of slightly older, unexposed cohorts, across states with high versus low iodine deficiency rates prior to salt fortification. Labor force participation rose by 0.6 percentage points, driven by a rise in low-skill employment. Educational attainment declined by 0… CONTINUE READING

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