Kyoto Environment and Development Seminar on Nov. 25 [for Members and Generals]

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Kyoto Environment and Development Seminar #3

Impacts of Double-Fortified Salt on Anemia and Cognition: Four-Year Follow-up Evidence from a School-Based Nutrition Intervention in India

  • Date & Time: November 25, 2021, Thursday, 16:45-18:15 (JST)
  • Language: English
  • Venue: Zoom Web Seminar
  • Speaker: Liza von Grafenstein (University of Göttingen)


Long-term follow-up of early childhood health interventions is important for human capital accumulation. We provide experimental evidence on child health and human capital outcomes from the longer-term follow-up of a school-based nutrition intervention in India. Using panel data, we examine the effectiveness of the use of iron and iodine fortified salt in school lunches to reduce anemia among school children. After four years of treatment, treated children, on average, have higher hemoglobin levels and a lower likelihood of anemia relative to the control group. Interestingly, the intervention did not have any impact on cognitive and educational outcomes.


Chair: Ken Miura (Division of Natural Resource Economics, Kyoto University)
Organizers: Yohei Mitani, Ken Miura, Chieko Umetsu, Junichi Ito


Ken Miura
Division of Natural Resource Economics
Graduate School of Agriculture, Kyoto University

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