Disincentive

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A disincentive is something that discourages an individual from performing an action. It is the antonym of incentive. Disincentives may fall within the scope of economics, social issues or politics.

Economic[edit]

Economic disincentives are any factors that motivate an individual from following a particular path. For example, if pay for a particular task is too low, that prospective employee may choose that avoid following that particular employment route.[1] Similarly, if an individual has a particular medical issue and the employer is unable or unwilling to accommodate his or her impediment, that individual will choose to look elsewhere for work.[2]

Politics[edit]

The furtherance of disincentives is a tool used by politicians both in foreign policy and domestic policy. Disincentives in foreign policy are means and tactics used to deter an adversary from beliggerence.[3] In domestic policy, a disincentive is a tool that aims to deter an individual from breaking the law or otherwise reoffending.[4]

Social[edit]

Social disincentives are things that discourage someone from performing an action in their personal life.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Grimshaw, Damian (2013). Minimum Wages, Pay Equity, and Comparative Industrial Relations. p. 27. 
  2. ^ Cornwall, John (2013). Individual Education Plans Physical Disabilities and Medical Conditions. p. 19. 
  3. ^ Shue, Henry (1989). Nuclear Deterrence and Moral Restraint: Critical Choices for American Strategy. p. 170. 
  4. ^ Hanna, Nathan (2008). The Justifiability of Punishment. p. 46.