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Is it all about Money? A Randomized Evaluations of the Impact of Insurance Literacy and Marketing Treatments on the Demand for Health Microinsurance in Senegal

Jacopo Bonan (), Olivier Dagnelie (), Philippe Lemay-Boucher and Michel Tenikue ()

No 2012-03, LISER Working Paper Series from LISER

Abstract: In Senegal mutual health organizations (MHOs) have been present in the greater region of Thiès for years. Despite their benefits, in some areas there remain low take-up rates. We offer an insurance literacy module, communicating the benefits from health microinsurance and the functioning of MHOs, to a randomly selected sample of households in the city of Thiès. The effects of this training, and three cross-cutting marketing treatments, are evaluated using a randomized control trial. We find that the insurance literacy module has no impact, but that our marketing treatment has a significant effect on the take up decisions of households.

Keywords: community based health insurance scheme; Randomized control trials; Africa; Senegal (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: C93 O17 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 28 pages
Date: 2012-02
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-afr, nep-ias and nep-mfd
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