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09 de julio 2015
Early Exposure to Hazardous Waste and Academic Achievement: Evidence from a Case of Environmental Negligence

Abstract: This paper estimates the effect of early exposure to toxic waste on academic achievement. We analyze longitudinal information from individuals attending primary and secondary schools in Arica (northern Chile). Between 1984 and 1989, the city received more than 20,000 tons of toxic chemicals containing high concentrations of lead, arsenic, and mercury. We implement difference-in-differences […]