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dc.titleTHE EFFECT OF INFORMATION ON SINGAPOREAN STUDENTS’ PERCEPTIONS OF MEANS TESTING AND POLICY PREFERENCES: EVIDENCE FROM A RANDOMISED SURVEY EXPERIMENT
dc.contributor.authorYU XINYAO
dc.date.accessioned2021-06-14T09:11:05Z
dc.date.available2021-06-14T09:11:05Z
dc.date.issued2021-04-05
dc.identifier.citationYU XINYAO (2021-04-05). THE EFFECT OF INFORMATION ON SINGAPOREAN STUDENTS’ PERCEPTIONS OF MEANS TESTING AND POLICY PREFERENCES: EVIDENCE FROM A RANDOMISED SURVEY EXPERIMENT. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
dc.identifier.urihttps://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/192054
dc.description.abstractI examine the role of information in shaping individuals’ perceptions of means testing and preferences on how means-tested cash assistance should be provided. I use a randomised online survey experiment with information treatments. Treatment 1 highlights the positive aspects of means testing. Treatment 2 highlights the negative aspects. Relative to the control group, respondents in both treatment groups are more likely to agree that means testing helps to reserve finite resources for the neediest individuals. Respondents in Treatment 2 are less likely to agree that means testing helps to reduce poverty. In terms of policy preferences, both treatments increase the likelihood of supporting automatic transfer of cash assistance, a simpler renewal process, and shorter waiting time. Treatment 2 increases support for extending the period of assistance. Information on means testing — regardless of whether the benefits or drawbacks are highlighted — increases support for changes to existing means-testing policies.
dc.subjectmeans testing
dc.subjectcash transfer
dc.subjectinformation
dc.subjectredistribution preferences
dc.subjectrandomised survey experiment
dc.typeThesis
dc.contributor.departmentECONOMICS
dc.contributor.supervisorONG EE CHENG
dc.description.degreeBachelor's
dc.description.degreeconferredBachelor of Social Sciences (Honours)
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