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Nudging Towards Vaccination: A Behavioral Law and Economics Approach to Childhood Immunization Policy

Note - Volume 94 - Issue 3

With anti-vaccine sentiments on the rise and decreasing vaccination rates, the risk of breakouts of preventable diseases like the Measles is on the rise. In this Note, Marysia Laskowski examines the behavioral biases that lead parents to decide not to vaccinate their children. She then examines those biases through the lens of behavioral law and economics to provide potential solutions that would nudge “vaccine-hesitant” parents into vaccinating their children.

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