Lessons from Behavioral Economics to Improve Treatment Adherence in Parenting Programs: An Application to Sms

14 Pages Posted: 4 Dec 2019

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Nicolas Ajzenman

Getulio Vargas Foundation (FGV) - Sao Paulo School of Economics

Florencia López Bóo

Inter-American Development Bank (IDB); Young Lives, Department of International Development, University of Oxford; IZA

Abstract

A growing literature shows how insights from behavioral economics can be successfully adopted in simple interventions through SMS or other types of low-cost communications. In this short, note we provide concrete basic guidelines to design behaviorally informed messages, based on theory and our own experience. We provide examples applied to parenting interventions.

Keywords: behavioral interventions, parenting, child development, poverty

JEL Classification: D9, D90, D91, I15, I38, J38

Suggested Citation

Ajzenman, Nicolas and López Bóo, Florencia, Lessons from Behavioral Economics to Improve Treatment Adherence in Parenting Programs: An Application to Sms. IZA Discussion Paper No. 12808, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3495785

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