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Drivers Of Payment Patterns At The Point Of Sale: Stable Or Not?

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  • Carin van der Cruijsen
  • Mirjam Plooij

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This research shows that it is key to have up‐to‐date information on payment behavior per type of point of sale (POS) and on how this behavior is driven by sociodemographic factors and perceived payment instrument attributes. Based on 2004 and 2014 data of the Netherlands, we find substantial shifts in the drivers of payment behavior. The sociodemographic factors behind the adoption of the credit card and debit card have changed, especially for the latter payment card. In addition, there are substantial shifts in the effects of sociodemographic factors and perceived relative payment attributes on which payment instrument consumers most often use. Shifts in payment behavior depend on the type of POS. Overall, we find that safety has become more important for payment behavior. The extent to which payment behavior depends on user‐friendliness and speed has somewhat decreased. (JEL C25, D12, E42)

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  • Carin van der Cruijsen & Mirjam Plooij, 2018. "Drivers Of Payment Patterns At The Point Of Sale: Stable Or Not?," Contemporary Economic Policy, Western Economic Association International, vol. 36(2), pages 363-380, April.
  • Handle: RePEc:bla:coecpo:v:36:y:2018:i:2:p:363-380
    DOI: 10.1111/coep.12245
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    • C25 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Single Equation Models; Single Variables - - - Discrete Regression and Qualitative Choice Models; Discrete Regressors; Proportions; Probabilities
    • D12 - Microeconomics - - Household Behavior - - - Consumer Economics: Empirical Analysis
    • E42 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Money and Interest Rates - - - Monetary Sytsems; Standards; Regimes; Government and the Monetary System

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