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dc.creatorBlanco, Mariana 
dc.creatorVargas, Juan F. 
dc.date.accessioned2015-10-06T12:06:53Z
dc.date.available2015-10-06T12:06:53Z
dc.date.created2013-12
dc.date.issued2013
dc.identifier.urihttp://repository.urosario.edu.co/handle/10336/10965
dc.descriptionLow take up of stigma-free social benefits is often blamed on information asymmetries or administrative barriers. There is limited evidence on which of these potential channels is more salient in which contexts. We designed and implemented a randomized controlled trial to assess the extent to which informational barriers are responsible for the prevalent low take-up of government benefits among Colombian conflict-driven internal refugees. We provide timely information on benefits eligibility via SMS to a random half of the displaced household that migrated to Bogot´a over a 6-month period. We show that improving information increases benefits’ take up. However, the effect is small and only true for certain type of benefits. Hence, consistent with previous experimental literature, the availability of timely information explains only part of the low-take up rates and the role of administrative barriers and bureaucratic processes should be tackled to increase the well-being of internal refugees in Colombia.
dc.format.extent22 páginas
dc.format.mediumRecurso electrónico
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.language.isospa
dc.relation.ispartofSerie Documentos de trabajo ; No. 150
dc.relation.isversionof1
dc.relation.urihttps://ideas.repec.org/p/col/000092/011036.html
dc.sourceinstname:Universidad del Rosario
dc.sourcereponame:Repositorio Institucional EdocUR
dc.sourceinstname:Universidad del Rosario
dc.subject.ddcMacroeconomía & temas relacionados 
dc.subject.lembAsistencia económica
dc.subject.lembAsistencia social::Colombia
dc.subject.lembSistemas móviles de comunicación
dc.subject.lembMensajes de texto
dc.subject.lembTasa de retorno
dc.titleCan SMS Technology Improve Low Take-up of Social Benefits?
dc.typeworkingPaper
dc.publisherUniversidad del Rosario
dc.publisher.departmentFacultad de Economía
dc.identifier.editorialUniversidad del Rosario, Facultad de Economía
dc.subject.keywordInformation asymmetries
dc.subject.keywordTake-up rate
dc.subject.keywordSMS
dc.subject.keywordRCT
dc.rights.accesRightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.type.spaDocumento de trabajo
dc.rights.accesoAbierto (Texto completo)
dc.type.hasVersioninfo:eu-repo/semantics/acceptedVersion
dc.format.tipoDocumento
dc.rights.ccAtribución-NoComercial-SinDerivadas 2.5 Colombia


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