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dc.creatorBlanco, Mariana 
dc.creatorVargas, Juan F. 
dc.date.accessioned2020-04-24T12:59:03Z
dc.date.available2020-04-24T12:59:03Z
dc.date.created2014
dc.date.issued2014
dc.identifier.issnISSN: 1079-2457
dc.identifier.issnEISSN: 1554-8597
dc.identifier.urihttps://repository.urosario.edu.co/handle/10336/21760
dc.description.abstractLow 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 Bogotá 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. © 2014 by Walter de Gruyter Berlin Boston 2014.
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dc.language.isoeng
dc.relation.ispartofPeace Economics, Peace Science and Public Policy, ISSN: 1079-2457 ; EISSN: 1554-8597, Vol. 20, No. 1 (2014) pp 61–81,
dc.relation.urihttps://www.degruyter.com/downloadpdf/j/peps.2014.20.issue-1/peps-2013-0060/peps-2013-0060.pdf
dc.sourcePeace Economics, Peace Science and Public Policy
dc.subjectBarreras informativas
dc.subjectBeneficios sociales
dc.subjectDesplazados
dc.subject.ddcLectura, uso de otros medios de información 
dc.titleCan SMS technology improve low take-up of social benefits?
dc.typearticle
dc.title.alternativeCan SMS Technology Improve Low Take-up of Social Benefits? Evidence from a Randomized Controlled Trial
dc.subject.keywordInformation asymmetries
dc.subject.keywordTake-up rate
dc.subject.keywordSMS
dc.subject.keywordRCT
dc.rights.accesRightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
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dc.creator.googleBlanco, Mariana
dc.creator.googleVargas, Juan F.
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.1515/peps-2013-0060
dc.relation.citationEndPage81
dc.relation.citationIssueNo. 1
dc.relation.citationStartPage61
dc.relation.citationTitlePeace Economics Peace Science and Public Policy
dc.relation.citationVolumeVol. 20


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