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Monetary incentives

What are monetary incentives?

Monetary incentives have been proposed as a form of positive behavioural reinforcement, given as a reward for the implementation of target behaviour. In the real world this can include employment or living allowances, but they can be items of lower value that have greater symbolic significance. At the lowest end these incentives become valueless tokens (see the token economies topic).

What is the evidence for monetary incentives?

Low quality evidence is unclear as to the benefits of monetary incentive programs.


June 2016

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