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Can Simple Psychological Interventions Increase Preventive Health Investment?

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Behavioral constraints may explain part of low demand for preventive health products. We test the effects of two light-touch psychological interventions on water chlorination and related health and economic outcomes using a randomized controlled trial among 3750 women in rural Kenya. One intervention encourages participants to visualize alternative realizations of the future; one builds participants' ability to make concrete plans to achieve goals. Both interventions include information on he...

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10.3386/w25731

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Haushofer, J More by this author
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Social Sciences Division
Department:
Blavatnik School of Government
Subgroup:
International Development
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National Bureau of Economic Research Publisher's website
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25731
Publication date:
2019-04-01
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pubs:998358
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uri:6942f545-d38b-432e-a497-c84f90c0319e
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uuid:6942f545-d38b-432e-a497-c84f90c0319e
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