Announcing recent publication of “A Review of Behavioral Economics in Reproductive Health” by Bixby Affiliate Sarah Jane Holcombe, co-authored with her BERI/CEGA collaborators. The Behavioral Economics and Reproductive Health Initiative (BERI) is a project of the Center for Effective Global Action (CEGA).
BERI is founded on the recognition that behavioral biases among women, their partners, families and communities, and providers affect reproductive health outcomes. Insights from behavioral economics may offer possible tools to integrate into existing or new programs that improve the health of poor women and girls. The BERI Review Paper is a living document that outlines the major behavioral challenges in reproductive health, our conceptual framework of four sets of opposing forces that affect decision-making, and behavioral economics tools that may be effectively applied to reproductive health challenges. The paper highlights both existing evidence and current gaps in the research.
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