Priming or Learning? The Influence of Pension Policy Information on Individual Preferences in Germany, Spain and the United States

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Show simple item record Fernández González, Juan Jesús García Albacete, Gema María Jaime Castillo, Antonio Manuel Radl, Jonas 2023-04-28T10:30:17Z 2023-04-28T10:30:17Z 2023-01-01
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitation Fernández, J. J., García-Albacete, G., Jaime-Castillo, A. M., & Radl, J. (2023). Priming or learning? The influence of pension policy information on individual preferences in Germany, Spain and the United States. Journal of European Social Policy, 0(0)
dc.identifier.issn 0958-9287
dc.description.abstract A promising approach to pension policy preferences focuses on the influence of policy related information. We advance this research programme by examining the impact of information about future pension benefits, including whether information effects occur through priming, learning or both. Drawing on a novel, splitsample survey experiment in the US, Germany and Spain, we examine the impact of information on forecasted pension replacement rates for 2040 on pension policy attitudes. Findings indicate that the information treatment increases support for the two outcomes considered: (i) increases in the pensionable age and (ii) greater spending on pensions relative to other social programmes. Analyses of heterogeneous treatment effects accounting for prior beliefs of participants show that information effects occur both through priming and learning. The study concludes that hard, non-partisan information increases support for reforms that foster the financial sustainability of pension systems, although the scope of information effects depends on contextual conditions.
dc.description.sponsorship The author(s) disclosed receipt of the following financial support for the research, authorship, and/or publication of this article: This work was supported by the Spanish State Research Agency; (CSO2015- 70297-R), Programa de actividades de I + D entre grupos de investigacion de la Comunidad de Madrid en Ciencias Sociales y Humanidades; H2019/HUM-5802.
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher SAGE Publications
dc.rights © The Author(s)
dc.rights Atribución-NoComercial-SinDerivadas 3.0 España
dc.subject.other Age
dc.subject.other Information
dc.subject.other International comparison
dc.subject.other Pension benefits
dc.subject.other Policy preferences
dc.subject.other Retirement
dc.subject.other Survey experiment
dc.title Priming or Learning? The Influence of Pension Policy Information on Individual Preferences in Germany, Spain and the United States
dc.type article
dc.subject.eciencia Política
dc.subject.eciencia Sociología
dc.relation.projectID Comunidad de Madrid. H2019/HUM-5802
dc.relation.projectID Gobierno de España. CSO2015- 70297-R
dc.identifier.publicationfirstpage 1
dc.identifier.publicationissue 0
dc.identifier.publicationlastpage 16
dc.identifier.publicationtitle Journal of European social policy
dc.identifier.publicationvolume 0
dc.identifier.uxxi AR/0000032641
dc.contributor.funder Agencia Estatal de Investigación (España)
dc.contributor.funder Comunidad de Madrid
dc.affiliation.dpto UC3M. Departamento de Ciencias Sociales
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