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Strings attached : untangling the ethics of incentives

Author: Ruth Weissbourd Grant
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©2012.
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Incentives can be found everywhere - in schools, businesses, factories, and government - influencing people's choices about almost everything, from financial decisions and tobacco use to exercise and  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ruth Weissbourd Grant
ISBN: 9780691151601 0691151601
OCLC Number: 898520573
Awards: Short-listed for Choice Magazine Outstanding Reference/Academic Book Award 2012
Description: xvi, 202 p. ; 24 cm
Contents: Preface ix Acknowledgments xv CHAPTER ONE: Why Worry about Incentives? 1 CHAPTER TWO: Incentives Then and Now The Clock and the Engineer 14 CHAPTER THREE: "Incentives Talk" What Are Incentives Anyway? 31 CHAPTER FOUR: Ethical and Not So Ethical Incentives 45 CHAPTER FIVE: Applying Standards, Making Judgments 60 CHAPTER SIX: Getting Down to Cases --Plea Bargaining 76 --Recruiting Medical Research Subjects 86 --IMF Loan Conditions 101 -- Motivating Children to Learn 111 CHAPTER SEVEN: Beyond Voluntariness 123 CHAPTER EIGHT: A Different Kind of Conversation 133 Notes 141 References 171 Index 189
Responsibility: Ruth W. Grant.


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