Incentivizing safer sexual behavior: Evidence from a lottery experiment on HIV prevention

Lucia Corno, Martina Björkman Nyqvist, Damien De Walque, Jakob Svensson

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Abstract

We investigate the effect of a financial lottery program in Lesotho with relatively low expected payments but a chance to win a high prize conditional on negative test results for sexually transmitted infections. The intervention resulted in a 21.4% reduction in HIV incidence over two years. Lottery incentives appear to be particularly effective in targeting individuals with ex ante risky sexual behavior, consistent with the hypothesis that lotteries are more valued by individuals willing to take risks.
Lingua originaleEnglish
pagine (da-a)287-314
Numero di pagine28
RivistaAMERICAN ECONOMIC JOURNAL. APPLIED ECONOMICS
Volume2018
DOI
Stato di pubblicazionePubblicato - 2018

Keywords

  • HIVAIDS
  • Incentives

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