Normalizing Community Mask-Wearing: A Cluster Randomized Trial in Bangladesh

56 Pages Posted: 3 May 2021 Last revised: 5 Jan 2022

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Jason Abaluck

Yale School of Management; National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

Laura Kwong

Stanford University

Ashley Styczynski

Stanford University

Mohammad Ashraful Haque

Innovations for Poverty Action Bangladesh

Md Alamgir Kabir

Innovations for Poverty Action

Ellen Bates-Jefferys

Innovations for Poverty Action

Emily Crawford

Yale University

Jade Benjamin-Chung

Stanford University

Salim Benhachmi

Yale University

Shabib Raihan

Innovations for Poverty Action Bangladesh

Shadman Rahman

Innovations for Poverty Action Bangladesh

Neeti Zaman

Innovations for Poverty Action Bangladesh

Peter Winch

Johns Hopkins University - Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Md. Maqsud Hossain

North South University

Hasan Mahmud Reza

North South University - Global Health Institute

Stephen Luby

Stanford University - Division of Infectious Diseases and Geographic Medicine; Stanford University

Ahmed Mushfiq Mobarak

Yale School of Management; Yale University - Cowles Foundation

Date Written: April 2021

Abstract

A randomized-trial of community-level mask promotion in rural Bangladesh during COVID-19 shows that the intervention tripled mask usage and is a cost-effective means of promoting public health.

Suggested Citation

Abaluck, Jason and Kwong, Laura and Styczynski, Ashley and Haque, Mohammad Ashraful and Kabir, Md Alamgir and Bates-Jefferys, Ellen and Crawford, Emily and Benjamin-Chung, Jade and Benhachmi, Salim and Raihan, Shabib and Rahman, Shadman and Zaman, Neeti and Winch, Peter and Hossain, Md. Maqsud and Reza, Hasan Mahmud and Luby, Stephen and Luby, Stephen and Mobarak, Ahmed Mushfiq, Normalizing Community Mask-Wearing: A Cluster Randomized Trial in Bangladesh (April 2021). NBER Working Paper No. w28734, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3838500

Jason Abaluck (Contact Author)

Yale School of Management

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Laura Kwong

Stanford University

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Ashley Styczynski

Stanford University

Mohammad Ashraful Haque

Innovations for Poverty Action Bangladesh ( email )

Dhaka
Bangladesh

Md Alamgir Kabir

Innovations for Poverty Action

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United States

Ellen Bates-Jefferys

Innovations for Poverty Action

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Emily Crawford

Yale University ( email )

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United States

Jade Benjamin-Chung

Stanford University ( email )

Stanford, CA 94305
United States

Salim Benhachmi

Yale University

New Haven, CT 06520
United States

Shabib Raihan

Innovations for Poverty Action Bangladesh ( email )

Dhaka
Bangladesh

Shadman Rahman

Innovations for Poverty Action Bangladesh ( email )

Dhaka
Bangladesh

Neeti Zaman

Innovations for Poverty Action Bangladesh ( email )

Dhaka
Bangladesh

Peter Winch

Johns Hopkins University - Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health ( email )

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United States

Md. Maqsud Hossain

North South University

15 Ariful Haque Chowdhury Rd
Bashundhara Residential Area
Bangladesh, 1229
Bangladesh

Hasan Mahmud Reza

North South University - Global Health Institute

15 Ariful Haque Chowdhury Rd
Bashundhara Residential Area
Bangladesh, 1229
Bangladesh

Stephen Luby

Stanford University ( email )

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United States

Stanford University - Division of Infectious Diseases and Geographic Medicine ( email )

United States

Ahmed Mushfiq Mobarak

Yale School of Management ( email )

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