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Title:The role of information PDF Logo
Authors:Dahan, Momi
Nisan, Udi
Issue Date:2006
Series/Report no.:CESifo working paper 1829
Abstract:This paper exploits a quasi-natural experiment to study the role of information in determining take-up patterns of social benefits in a non-stigma environment. We find that take-up rate of households who have the incentive to search for information for a longer period of time is between 8 and 13 percentage points higher as compared to a control group of households. This result is robust to the inclusion of various household characteristics. Our finding provides strong empirical support for information as an important explanation for low take-up rates.
JEL:I38
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:CESifo Working Papers, CESifo Group Munich

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