"PAYING NOT TO GO TO THE GYM" *** Stata FILE DataGymAERMar06.do *** Explanation of selected variables and values. Alphabetical by variable name. club – one of the three health clubs =11 corresponds to club 1 in the paper =13 corresponds to club 2 in the paper =16 corresponds to club 3 in the paper begsp2 - spell number =1 if it is the first spell =2 if it is the second or a later spell =3 if free attendances before start of spell contrac2 - simplified contract type =1 if monthly contract =2 if yearly contract contract - detailed contract type (CHECK: needs to be checked) =0 if no contract =1 if monthly =2 if annual =7 if contract frozen or cancelled in the middle of month =11 if pro-rated monthly (1st month of a monthly) =14* if first month of a montly with some attendances before(due to short-term contracts) =15** if last month of a monthly with some attendances after (due to short-term contracts) =19*** if both 14 and 15 (rare) =111 if first month of a monthly, but with no payment (i.e. promotional) =20 if at most two months of transition (with no payment) between end of annual contract and subsequent contract =21 if pro-rated annual (first or last month of an annual) =24* if first month of an annual with some attendances before (due to short-term contracts) =25** if last month of an annual with some attendances after (due to short-term contracts) =27 if annual contract is frozen =70 if defaulted (cancelled due to non-payment for the month) =77 if intervening month between two contracts with no payment (usually only one month) endatt - the last month in which attendance is observed endcontp – the last month in which contract data is observed endcont - the month before (CHECK: the month before endcontp??) endsp2 - indicator of the end of a spell =2 is a spell that continues with some free attendances =3 is a censoring indicator spellprob – unusual circumstances within a spell, usually with yearly spells. =600 - very problematic contracts, yearly mixed with monthly =10 - individual with short-term monthly contracts and grp==1 time - first day of the month in MATLAB notation * NOTE: included in "left-censored" spells ** NOTE: included in "right-censored" spells *** NOTE: included in both "right-censored" and "left-censored" spells *** Matlab FILE SimulationCancellation.do *** This files simulates the cancellation behavior for exponential, sophisticated, and naive agents The file requires the subroutines fun_sop and fun_exp