Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/25874
Authors: 
Dahan, Momi
Nisan, Udi
Year of Publication: 
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

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