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August 23, 2008


This approach has much potential.In the USA, there is a doctor paying obese patients a dollar for each pound of weight lost.It works. For the latter I guess the reward is psychological.Winning a prize is fun no matter the actual value. For the developing world the “prize” is much more tacit: basic human goods.In the USA somewhere, high school students are giving $50 for earning a high grade.

This approach is capitalism at its best given funding. I’d think philanthropists would jump on board if they knew it was effective aid, because it allows one to cherry pick recipients and applications.

I thought about this and discussed it over on my own blog. It seems to me that so long as you are paying for outcome, it will work. There was a proposal in Georgia to pay students to go to tutoring, which I thought was a bad idea. They don't have to actually do anything or learn anything once there. But if you payed for A's, people would go to tutoring for free, I think we should in fact step it up and pay more for harder classes. And then offer harder classes.

Amazing article!The storys of this blog are awsome.Thanks for all that work!Nice team!

In my opinion, their ways in giving incentives is kind of odd given that most incentives are not in the form of money.

It isn't that bad if you look at it from a different angle. Nice post you have there hope to read more of your posts soon.

As long as you have the right funds to make it happen then go and do it.

Prof. Roland Fryer and his team are coducting similar research.

Yes.Good job on this one.Like the artice!

Our expectations are high when we get the kids into school and its purely dependent on the nature/style of education. I completely agree with that statement, "Involve me and I learn". Kids should involve in education so that they learn better. We don't know, how many schools are making the kids to Involve ? God only knows !


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