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Replication data for: Put Your Money Where Your Butt Is: A Commitment Contract for Smoking Cessation

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1
Resource Type
Dataset
Creator
  • Giné, Xavier
  • Karlan, Dean
  • Zinman, Jonathan
Publication Date
2010-10-01
Description
  • Abstract

    We designed and tested a voluntary commitment product to help smokers quit smoking. The product (CARES) offered smokers a savings account in which they deposit funds for six months, after which they take a urine test for nicotine and cotinine. If they pass, their money is returned; otherwise, their money is forfeited to charity. Of smokers offered CARES, 11 percent took up, and smokers randomly offered CARES were 3 percentage points more likely to pass the 6-month test than the control group. More importantly, this effect persisted in surprise tests at 12 months, indicating that CARES produced lasting smoking cessation. (JEL D12, I12, O15)
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  • Is supplement to
    DOI: 10.1257/app.2.4.213 (Text)
Publications
  • Giné, Xavier, Dean Karlan, and Jonathan Zinman. “Put Your Money Where Your Butt Is: A Commitment Contract for Smoking Cessation.” American Economic Journal: Applied Economics 2, no. 4 (October 2010): 213–35. https://doi.org/10.1257/app.2.4.213.
    • ID: 10.1257/app.2.4.213 (DOI)

Update Metadata: 2020-05-18 | Issue Number: 2 | Registration Date: 2019-10-12

Giné, Xavier; Karlan, Dean; Zinman, Jonathan (2010): Replication data for: Put Your Money Where Your Butt Is: A Commitment Contract for Smoking Cessation. Version: 1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/E113767V1