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== 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. 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.
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. In domestic policy, a disincentive is a tool that aims to deter an individual from breaking the law or otherwise reoffending.
Social disincentives are things that discourage someone from performing an action in their personal life.
== See also == * Cognitive evaluation theory * Bounty (reward)
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