Why Don’t the Poor Save More? Evidence from Health Savings Experiments

  • Date Posted: May 14, 2012
  • Authors: Pascaline Dupas, Jonathan Robinson
  • Organizations/Projects: Stanford University
  • Document Types: Evidence or Research
  • Donor Type: Non-Governmental Organization

In this paper, Dr. Pascaline Drupas and Jonathan Robinson used data from a field experiment in Kenya to explore why providing individuals with simple, informal savings techniques can increase investment in preventive health and reduce vulnerability to health shocks.

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