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Author Hoop, Thomas De ♦ Kempen, Luuk Van ♦ Fort, Ricardo
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Subject Domain (in DDC) Computer science, information & general works ♦ Data processing & computer science
Abstract This paper discusses voluntary contributions to health education in a shanty town in Peru, using a new experimental setup to identify voluntary contributions to local public goods. The experiment enables individuals to contribute to a health education meeting, which will only continue if the cumulative investment level exceeds a certain threshold value. Individuals contributed a substantial amount of money, despite the long-term nature of the health benefits of health education. High discount rates only seem to have had a detrimental effect on investment in a poorer subsample. Results from a complementary experiment, to identify donations to a nutrition program, suggest that positive beliefs about short-term learning benefits of health education have played an important role in the investment decision.
Educational Role Student ♦ Teacher
Age Range above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG ♦ Career/Technical Study
Learning Resource Type Article