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dc.contributor.authorDahan, Momien_US
dc.contributor.authorNisan, Udien_US
dc.date.accessioned2007-05-22en_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-07-28T08:13:51Z-
dc.date.available2009-07-28T08:13:51Z-
dc.date.issued2007en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/25930-
dc.description.abstractThis paper exploits a quasi-natural experiment to study the effect of social benefits level on take-up rates. We find that households who are eligible for double benefits (twins) have much higher take-up rate - up to double - as compared to a control group of households. Our estimated effect of benefits level is much higher relative to the standard cross section estimates. This finding is less exposed to a selection bias that might plague much of the previous research on the link between benefits level and take-up. It provides strong empirical support for the level of benefits as a key factor in determining take-up rates.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherCESifo Münchenen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesCESifo working paper 1885en_US
dc.subject.jelI38en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.stwSozialhilfeen_US
dc.subject.stwWasserpreisen_US
dc.subject.stwPrivater Haushalten_US
dc.subject.stwÖkonomischer Anreizen_US
dc.subject.stwSchätzungen_US
dc.subject.stwJerusalemen_US
dc.titleThe effect of benefits level on take-up rates: evidence from a natural experimenten_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn529303418en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
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