God Insures Those Who Pay? Formal Insurance and Religious Offerings in Ghana

  title={God Insures Those Who Pay? Formal Insurance and Religious Offerings in Ghana},
  author={E. Auriol and Julie Lass{\'e}bie and Amma Panin and Eva Raiber and P. Seabright},
  journal={Games & Political Behavior eJournal},
This paper presents experimental evidence exploring how insurance might be a motive for religious donations by members of a Pentecostal church in Ghana. We ran- domize enrollment into a commercially available funeral insurance policy and let church members allocate money between themselves and a set of religious goods in a series of dictator games with significant stakes. Members enrolled in insurance give significantly less money to their own churches. At the same time, enrollment in insurance… Expand
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