Encouraging Fathers to Vaccinate Children through Competition
Patriarchal societies can inhibit health investments for females because of a lack of self-determination. This may cause gender-disparities in health such as lower female vaccination coverage during childhood. We intent to counteract the imbalance in household decision-making by targeting gender-based behavioral traits of fathers. Research has shown that males exhibit exaggerated competitive preferences. We harness this behavior to encourage fathers to get their children vaccinated. We introduce a campaign leveraging competitive incentives to increase vaccination coverage for children, especially girls. Our hope is to create a scalable campaign that improves overall childhood vaccination rates and reduces child mortality.
Date: 10 November 2020, 14:00 (Tuesday, 5th week, Michaelmas 2020)
Venue: Talk will be held via Zoom
Speakers: Dr. Manuel Hoffmann (Princeton University), Dr Irene Mussio (Newcastle University Business School)
Organising department: Nuffield College
Organiser: Noah Bacine (University of Oxford)
Organiser contact email address: noah.bacine@nuffield.ox.ac.uk
Part of: CESS Colloquium Series
Booking required?: Required
Booking url: https://cess-nuffield.nuff.ox.ac.uk/upcoming-events/
Booking email: cess-lab@nuffield.ox.ac.uk
Audience: Members of the University only
Editor: Noah Bacine