Nudges in the Restroom: How Hand-Washing Can Be Impacted by Environmental Cues
31 Pages Posted: 19 Oct 2017
Date Written: July 24, 2017
Using a field experiment, we demonstrate how an important public health behavior (hand washing) can be impacted by environmental cues. Specifically, we show that compared to a baseline, the use of visual cues (arrows leading to sinks) can increase hand-washing by up to 15%.
Keywords: Hand-Washing, Behavioral Economics, Public Health
JEL Classification: C93, I12
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