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Replication data for: Would People Behave Differently If They Better Understood Social Security? Evidence from a Field Experiment

Version
V0
Resource Type
Dataset
Creator
  • Liebman, Jeffrey B.
  • Luttmer, Erzo F. P.
Publication Date
2015-02-01
Description
  • Abstract

    This paper presents the results of a randomized field experiment that provided information about key Social Security features to older workers. The experiment was designed to examine whether it is possible to affect individual behavior using a relatively inexpensive informational intervention about the provisions of a public program and to explore the mechanisms underlying the behavior change. We find that our relatively mild intervention (sending an informational brochure and an invitation to a web-tutorial) increased labor force participation one year later by 4 percentage points relative to the control group mean of 74 percent. (JEL C93, D12, H55)
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  • Is supplement to
    DOI: 10.1257/pol.20120081 (Text)
Publications
  • Liebman, Jeffrey B., and Erzo F. P. Luttmer. “Would People Behave Differently If They Better Understood Social Security? Evidence from a Field Experiment.” American Economic Journal: Economic Policy 7, no. 1 (February 2015): 275–99. https://doi.org/10.1257/pol.20120081.
    • ID: 10.1257/pol.20120081 (DOI)

Update Metadata: 2020-05-18 | Issue Number: 2 | Registration Date: 2019-10-13

Liebman, Jeffrey B.; Luttmer, Erzo F. P. (2015): Replication data for: Would People Behave Differently If They Better Understood Social Security? Evidence from a Field Experiment. Version: V0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/E114551