+ que Emple-A

Last registered on July 28, 2023


Trial Information

General Information

+ que Emple-A
Initial registration date
July 25, 2023

Initial registration date is when the trial was registered.

It corresponds to when the registration was submitted to the Registry to be reviewed for publication.

First published
July 28, 2023, 2:00 PM EDT

First published corresponds to when the trial was first made public on the Registry after being reviewed.



Primary Investigator

Universidad Carlos III de Madrid

Other Primary Investigator(s)

PI Affiliation
Universidad Carlos III de Madrid

Additional Trial Information

On going
Start date
End date
Secondary IDs
Prior work
This trial does not extend or rely on any prior RCTs.
The conventional intervention currently being provided for migrant women who receive welfare in Murcia consists exclusively of receiving a monetary compensation. The "+ que Emple-A" project has a general objective that consists of verifying that the implementation of the "3I" methodology (psychosocial intervention and training in digital skills from intercultural mediation) will improve social inclusion (four dimensions : material resources, skills and competencies, social relations and psychosocial factors) of the migrant women receiving the minimum income schemes (national or regional) in the Region of Murcia.
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Registration Citation

Cabrales, Antonio and Warn Lekfuangfu. 2023. "+ que Emple-A ." AEA RCT Registry. July 28. https://doi.org/10.1257/rct.11839-1.0
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Experimental Details


The intervention proposes providing psychosocial intervention and training in digital skills from intercultural mediation to improve social inclusion.
Intervention Start Date
Intervention End Date

Primary Outcomes

Primary Outcomes (end points)
Main sets of outcomes: The main outcomes will be personal and digital skills of participants, personal and family welfare, and social inclusion.
They will be measured using questionnaires that will be done at the beginning and endpoint of treatment.
Power calculations and the effect size: The sample will be able to reach significance level α=0.05, with a statistical power of 80%, for a minimum identifiable effect of 0.21 (21% of the standard deviation), which translated in terms of extra days worked would be 26 days.
Primary Outcomes (explanation)

Secondary Outcomes

Secondary Outcomes (end points)
Secondary Outcomes (explanation)

Experimental Design

Experimental Design
The eligible population for the study and their main characteristics: Female immigrants from outside the EU who are recipients of the Minimum Income schemes, either the national one (IMV) or the one administered by the region of Murcia (RBI).
The expected sample for the study and sample size: About 383 individuals in the treatment and in the control group. We expect that the individuals in the experiments are statistically not different from the population of interest.
Process of the selection of study sample and recruitment: We aim to start from the group of non-native women (preferably non-EU) residing in the Community of Murcia in a regular circumstance, recipients of the IMV or the RBI Basic Insertion Income.
Recruitment process: The first contact will be done by telephone with subsequent face-to-face sessions in groups in next meetings. If available, the first contact will be reinforced by email, by telephone or even individualized session if necessary.
Main data sources: There is a pre-treatment survey for all participants, and a post-treatment survey. In addition, administrative data on the participants will be provided by the Ministry and the region of Murcia.
Data collection process: The data collection will be done by Fundación CEPAIM, in collaboration with an academic team at the university of Murcia. All participants will be surveyed.
Duration and timeline: The whole process of data collection and data processing will be done between January and July 2023.
Data confidentiality, storage, and ownership: The data will be collected by CEPAIM and the researchers will only have access to anonymized data. The data will be kept and destroyed five years after collection.
Potential attrition: If it is not possible to reach the targeted number of people in the project through the regular procedure, the selection may be opened to non-native women who receive other public benefits of a periodic nature (RAI, unemployment benefit, etc). If the necessary sample is not reached even in that case, we may incorporate the profile of national/EU women receiving IMV/RBI.

a. An initial diagnosis from social work in the areas of: 1. material resources (financial resources and habitat/housing), 2. social relations and health (family unit, health and social integration), 3. psychosocial factors (perception of the situation, self-esteem, habits and culture), 4. capacities (labor and social skills).
b. Social inclusion itinerary: preparation, follow-up and individualized evaluation.
c. Referrals in the event of at-risk situation (minors at risk, gender violence, utility cuts and eviction).
d. Management and assessment of economic incentives to achieve objectives.
a. Group sessions on “Creating solutions” for psychosocial care.
b. Individual sessions on “Appreciative inquiry” for individual psychosocial support.
a. Linguistic mediation. Translation and interpretation sessions.
b. Group sessions on "Getting to know my neighborhood", for contextualization and knowledge of the territory.
c. Group sessions on "Conflict resolution" for positive conflict resolution.
d. Face-to-face group sessions (“Meeting spaces”) for the formation of citizenship.
a. Sessions with online training (“Meeting spaces”), for the development of citizenship.
b. Digital inclusion. Access and guidance on the use of electronic devices.
c. Ongoing training, online with the support of a tutor in the classroom, divided into four blocks:
i. Use of information in the digital context
ii. Use of digital resources in life contexts
iii. Development and exercise of citizenship in the digital context
iv. Use of digital resources for groups in digital exclusion

Compensation and incentive: Both groups will receive a total compensation of 475€ for the participation in the experiment. It consists of 50€ for completing the initial questionnaire, and the rest of the compensation for taking parts in all the activities and completing the final questionnaire (treatment), and for completing the final questionnaire (control).
Level of randomization and clustering: Individual randomization, no clustering.
Treatment assignment conditions: The assignment to treatment and control is done after the individuals have accepted to participate in the intervention, and at that point they are committed to continue in the intervention.
Randomization process and stratification. The stratification is done by the town of residence. In the case of cities with more than 100,000 inhabitants, it is done by the neighborhood or district of residence. The baseline data for characteristics is the administrative data of the Ministry.
The implementing agency will be Foundation CEPAIM with the help of the University of Murcia. This is a centralized process with trained providers that are sent at random to the different location for individual meetings, so no systematic heterogeneities are expected.

Experimental Design Details
Randomization Method
Randomization done in office by a computer.
Randomization Unit
Was the treatment clustered?

Experiment Characteristics

Sample size: planned number of clusters
766 individuals.
Sample size: planned number of observations
766 individuals.
Sample size (or number of clusters) by treatment arms
Minimum detectable effect size for main outcomes (accounting for sample design and clustering)
The sample will be able to reach significance level α=0.05, with a statistical power of 80%, for a minimum identifiable effect of 0.21 (21% of the standard deviation), which translated in terms of extra days worked would be 26 days.

Institutional Review Boards (IRBs)

IRB Name
Comité Etico vinculado los itinerarios de inclusién social de la Secretaria General de Objetivos y Polticas de Inclusion y Previsién Social
IRB Approval Date
IRB Approval Number
Favorable evaluation from the Ethics Committee of the Ministry of Social Inclusion, dated January 256,2023
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Is the intervention completed?
Data Collection Complete
Data Publication

Data Publication

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