Replication data for: Child Benefit Support and Method of Payment: Evidence from a Randomized Experiment in Belgium

Marieke Huysentruyt & Eva Lefevere
We examine the effects of information and information presentation format on individuals' choice of payment method in a large randomized experiment carried out with the Belgian National Office for Family Benefits. We find that a one-time mailing providing information about method of payment for child benefit support caused a fourfold increase in parents' decision to switch from payment by check to electronic payment. Simple, low-cost supplements significantly raised people's responsiveness to the mailing. Our results...
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