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Who is willing to stay sick for the collective? – Individual characteristics, experience, and trust


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Title: Who is willing to stay sick for the collective? – Individual characteristics, experience, and trust
Authors: Carlsson, Fredrik
Jacobsson, Gunnar
Jagers, Sverker C.
Lampi, Elina
Robertsson, Felicia
Rönnerstrand, Björn
Issue Date: May-2019
Extent: 25
Publication type: report
Organization: Department of Economics, University of Gothenburg
Series/Report no.: Working Papers in Economics
762
Keywords: collective action
antibiotics use
antibiotic resistance
willingness to abstain
Abstract: This paper deals with the collective action dilemma of antibiotic resistance. Despite the collective threat posed by antibiotic resistance, there are limited incentives for individuals to consider the contribution of their decisions to use antibiotics to the spread of resistance. Drawing on a novel survey of Swedish citizens (n=1,906), we study factors linked to i) willingness to accept a physician’s decision not to prescribe antibiotics and ii) willingness to limit personal use of antibiotics v... more
ISSN: 1403-2465
Description: JEL: D90, I12
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2077/60222
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