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Will the Working Poor Invest in Human Capital? A Laboratory Experiment

  • Catherine Eckel
  • Cathleen Johnson
  • Claude Montmarquette

This paper presents the results of a laboratory experiment involving some 250 subjects in the Montreal area. The experiment focused on three main questions : (1) Will the working poor invest in various assets? (2) Are these subjects willing to delay consumption for substantial returns? (3) How do these subjects view risky choices? Answering these questions will help answering the key research question : Given the right incentive, will the working poor save to invest in human capital? To view the report, please click here : Creation-Date: 2002-03-01

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Paper provided by CIRANO in its series CIRANO Project Reports with number 2002rp-08.

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Length: 72 pages
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Handle: RePEc:cir:cirpro:2002rp-08
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  1. Serge Garcia & Alban Thomas, 2002. "An Empirical Analysis of Water Supply Contracts," CIRANO Working Papers 2002s-01, CIRANO.
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