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Care Provision: An Experimental Investigation

46 Pages Posted: 24 Aug 2014  

Sheheryar Banuri

University of East Anglia (UEA) - School of Economic and Social Studies; University of East Anglia (UEA) - Centre for Behavioural and Experimental Social Science (CBESS)

Angela C. M. de Oliveira

University of Massachusetts Amherst

Catherine C. Eckel

Texas A&M University

Date Written: May 27, 2014

Abstract

We present lab experiments that utilize a new three-player game designed to capture key features of care provision. We discuss results from the baseline game and test two sets of treatments designed to gauge the impact of potential policy interventions. The first varies the budget subsidy provided to the care manager, and the second alters the effectiveness (or productivity) of the care worker. We find that budget subsidies increase the expenditure of the care manager only slightly. Changes in the care worker’s efficiency significantly impact the well-being of the care recipient.

Keywords: Care Work, Trust, Altruism, Lab Experiment

JEL Classification: C92, D64, I19

Suggested Citation

Banuri, Sheheryar and de Oliveira, Angela C. M. and Eckel, Catherine C., Care Provision: An Experimental Investigation (May 27, 2014). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2485491 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2485491

Sheheryar Banuri

University of East Anglia (UEA) - School of Economic and Social Studies ( email )

Norwich, Norfolk NR4 7TJ
United Kingdom
+441603591246 (Phone)

HOME PAGE: http://https://www.uea.ac.uk/economics/people/profile/s-banuri

University of East Anglia (UEA) - Centre for Behavioural and Experimental Social Science (CBESS) ( email )

United Kingdom
+441603591246 (Phone)

Angela C. M. De Oliveira (Contact Author)

University of Massachusetts Amherst ( email )

Department of Operations and Information Managemen
Amherst, MA 01003
United States

HOME PAGE: http://www.umass.edu/resec/faculty/deoliveira/index.shtml

Catherine C. Eckel

Texas A&M University ( email )

5201 University Blvd.
College Station, TX 77843-4228
United States

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