近日，我院助理教授薛森的合作论文“Can information influence the social insurance participation decision of China's rural migrants?”（合作者：John Giles，Xin Meng，Guochang Zhao) 被发展经济学顶级期刊Journal of Development Economics接受发表。
This paper uses a randomized information intervention to shed light on whether poor understanding of social insurance, both the process of enrolling and costs and benefits, drives the relatively low rates of participation in urban health insurance and pension programs among China's rural-urban migrants. Among workers without a contract, the information intervention has a strong positive effect on participation in health insurance and, among younger age groups, in pension programs. Migrants are responsive to price: in cities where the premia are low relative to earnings, information induces health insurance participation, while declines are observed in cities with high relative premia.
薛森，现任暨南大学经济与社会研究院助理教授，2015年获得澳大利亚国立大学经济学博士学位。他的研究领域为劳动经济学，发展经济学，研究成果发表于Journal of Development Economics，Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization，Journal of Comparative Economics，Journal of Popuation Economics等国际权威期刊。