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by on June 24, 2009 at 3:50 pm in Economics | Permalink

A buck-a-day — that's the incentive being offered to young girls to keep them from getting pregnant.

But it's not as good as it sounds — you also have to attend a weekly meeting.  Here is more information.

1 Daniel Horowitz June 24, 2009 at 3:57 pm
2 David Meese June 24, 2009 at 4:22 pm

Self Selection Bias on the reported results?

3 Granite26 June 24, 2009 at 4:39 pm

If a girl drops out or gets pregnant, her money is divided among the other girls still in the program.

How’s THAT for a perverse incentive?

4 babar June 24, 2009 at 5:43 pm

i hear a good strategy to reduce teen pregnancy is to introduce electricity to the region — have they tried this?

5 Matthew June 24, 2009 at 6:12 pm

Going with the theory presented in freakonomics on Roe v Wade and its lagged effect on crime, does this mean there will be less crime in 15-20 years? Obviously, things are slightly different, but it’s pretty close.

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