NextUp Jobs Allegheny County

Last registered on October 17, 2023


Trial Information

General Information

NextUp Jobs Allegheny County
Initial registration date
October 09, 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
October 17, 2023, 11:44 AM EDT

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


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Primary Investigator

Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia

Other Primary Investigator(s)

PI Affiliation
University of Illinois
PI Affiliation
Carnegie Mellon University

Additional Trial Information

In development
Start date
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Secondary IDs
Prior work
This trial does not extend or rely on any prior RCTs.
This project studies the effects of providing workers with information on relatively attractive occupations conditional on their past labor market experience, education, and preferences, as well as job search nudges.
External Link(s)

Registration Citation

Bartik, Alexander, Seth Chizeck and Bryan Stuart. 2023. "NextUp Jobs Allegheny County." AEA RCT Registry. October 17.
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Experimental Details


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Primary Outcomes

Primary Outcomes (end points)
The primary outcomes from administrative data are indicators for whether an individual is employed in each of the four quarters after random assignment; whether an individual has quarterly earnings above a certain threshold; and the level of quarterly earnings (with and without adjustments for outliers). The primary outcomes from the endline survey include measures of whether individuals believe they have a good idea of the types of jobs that are good matches for them, subjective well-being, financial security, depression, and anxiety. We also will construct measures of the expected utility from the occupation in which individuals are employed. Some individuals might not receive incentives to complete the endline survey, which could lower the reliability of these results. We will analyze these results using intent-to-treat analyses as well as treatment-on-the-treated analyses (where treated is defined as having spent a minimal amount of time on the site). We will use a data-driven approach to select control variables for some specifications. We also will address any imbalance in survey response rates between the treatment and control groups through a bounding exercise and randomized survey encouragement messages.
Primary Outcomes (explanation)

Secondary Outcomes

Secondary Outcomes (end points)
The secondary outcomes from weekly surveys include job search intensity and the direction of job search. The weekly surveys are not incentivized, so the reliability of these measures is uncertain. The baseline survey also allows us to examine heterogeneity in the effects of the intervention.
Secondary Outcomes (explanation)

Experimental Design

Experimental Design
Individuals will be randomly assigned to treatment and control groups after completing the baseline survey, with equal shares in each group. The target sample size is 10,000 individuals being assigned to treatment or control.
Experimental Design Details
Not available
Randomization Method
Individuals will be randomly assigned using a computer program.
Randomization Unit
Randomization will take place at the individual-level.
Was the treatment clustered?

Experiment Characteristics

Sample size: planned number of clusters
10,000 individuals
Sample size: planned number of observations
10,000 individuals
Sample size (or number of clusters) by treatment arms
The trial will include 5,000 individuals in the treatment group, 5,000 individuals in the control group, and 5,000 individuals in the pure control group.
Minimum detectable effect size for main outcomes (accounting for sample design and clustering)

Institutional Review Boards (IRBs)

IRB Name
Office for the Protection of Human Subjects, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
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