Social Interactions and Stigmatized Behavior: “Donating” Blood Plasma in Rural China

Published By: IFPRI on eSS | Published Date: March , 2018

Despite the resultant disutility, some people, in particular, the poor, are engaged in behaviors that carry social stigma. Empirical studies on stigmatized behavior are rare, largely due to the formidable challenges of collecting data on stigmatized goods and services. The behavior of “donating” blood plasma in exchange for cash rewards in China is examined. [IZA Discussion papers]

Author(s): Xi Chen, David E. Sahn | Posted on: Apr 12, 2018 | Views()

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