Motivated beliefs and the elderly's compliance with COVID-19 measures

Although the elderly are more vulnerable to COVID-19, the empirical evidence suggests that they do not behave more cautiously in the pandemic than younger individuals. This theoretical model argues that some individuals 
Although the elderly are more vulnerable to COVID-19, the empirical evidence suggests that they do not behave more cautiously in the pandemic than younger individuals. This theoretical model argues that some individuals might not comply with the COVID-19 measures to reassure themselves that they are not vulnerable, and that the incentives for such self-signaling can be stronger for the elderly. The results suggest that communication strategies emphasizing the dangers of COVID-19 could backfire and reduce compliance among the elderly.
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Author:Ferdinand A. von Siemens
URN:urn:nbn:de:hebis:30:3-573910
DOI:http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3770589
Parent Title (English):SAFE working paper ; No. 299
Series (Serial Number):SAFE working paper series (299)
Publisher:SAFE
Place of publication:Frankfurt am Main
Document Type:Working Paper
Language:English
Year of Completion:2021
Year of first Publication:2021
Publishing Institution:Universitätsbibliothek Johann Christian Senckenberg
Release Date:2021/01/27
Tag:COVID-19; age; compliance behavior; health; motivated beliefs
Pagenumber:12
Institutes:Wirtschaftswissenschaften
House of Finance (HoF)
Center for Financial Studies (CFS)
Sustainable Architecture for Finance in Europe (SAFE)
Dewey Decimal Classification:330 Wirtschaft
JEL-Classification:C70 General
D82 Asymmetric and Private Information
D91 Intertemporal Consumer Choice; Life Cycle Models and Saving
I12 Health Production
I18 Government Policy; Regulation; Public Health
Sammlungen:Universitätspublikationen
Licence (German):License Logo Veröffentlichungsvertrag für Publikationen

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