The Power of Prompts: Using Behavioral Insights to Encourage People to Participate

OPRE Report 2015-75. Washington, DC: Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Heath and Human Services.

53 Pages Posted: 1 Oct 2015

Date Written: August 18, 2015

Abstract

Several low-cost behavioral messaging interventions boosted participant attendance at an optional informational meeting for Paycheck Plus, an earnings supplement program in New York City. This test is part of the Behavioral Interventions to Advance Self-Sufficiency project, sponsored by the federal Administration for Children and Families.

Keywords: behavioral economics, random assignment, earnings supplement

JEL Classification: D60, J38

Suggested Citation

Dechausay, Nadine and Anzelone, Caitlin and Reardon, Leigh, The Power of Prompts: Using Behavioral Insights to Encourage People to Participate (August 18, 2015). OPRE Report 2015-75. Washington, DC: Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Heath and Human Services., Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2666620

Nadine Dechausay (Contact Author)

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Caitlin Anzelone

MDRC ( email )

200 Vesey Street
New York, NY 10281
United States

Leigh Reardon

MDRC ( email )

200 Vesey Street
New York, NY 10281
United States

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