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Gender Norms, the Dating Market, and Job Search
Last registered on July 31, 2016

Pre-Trial

Trial Information
General Information
Title
Gender Norms, the Dating Market, and Job Search
RCT ID
AEARCTR-0001456
Initial registration date
July 31, 2016
Last updated
July 31, 2016 8:39 PM EDT
Location(s)
Region
Primary Investigator
Affiliation
Princeton University
Other Primary Investigator(s)
PI Affiliation
University of Chicago
PI Affiliation
Harvard University
Additional Trial Information
Status
In development
Start date
2016-08-01
End date
2016-12-31
Secondary IDs
Abstract
A field experiment conducted in a business school to understand how gender norms affect students' job search behavior.
External Link(s)
Registration Citation
Citation
Bursztyn, Leonardo, Thomas Fujiwara and Amanda Pallais. 2016. "Gender Norms, the Dating Market, and Job Search." AEA RCT Registry. July 31. https://doi.org/10.1257/rct.1456-3.0.
Former Citation
Bursztyn, Leonardo, Thomas Fujiwara and Amanda Pallais. 2016. "Gender Norms, the Dating Market, and Job Search." AEA RCT Registry. July 31. https://www.socialscienceregistry.org/trials/1456/history/9856.
Experimental Details
Interventions
Intervention(s)
Intervention Start Date
2016-08-01
Intervention End Date
2016-08-02
Primary Outcomes
Primary Outcomes (end points)
Answers on a job search questionnaire on job preferences (industry and location), willingness to work long hours and travel, as well as self rating on leadership, ambition, competitiveness and writing skills.
Primary Outcomes (explanation)
Secondary Outcomes
Secondary Outcomes (end points)
Secondary Outcomes (explanation)
Experimental Design
Experimental Design
The description of the design is under the "Experimental Design (Hidden)" field.
Experimental Design Details
We will provide students with questionnaires that collect information the school's career office will use to help them find a job opportunity. We will randomly vary whether the form states whether the answers might be discussed in later class (public arm) or only anonymized answers will be discussed (private arm). The forms will be identical other than this disclaimer. The more explicit, greater assurance of privacy from classmates regarding the answers is proposed to reduce how women, in particular those more engaged in the dating market, will adapt their answers to conform to gender norms.
Randomization Method
Randomization done in office by a computer.
Randomization Unit
Students.
Was the treatment clustered?
No
Experiment Characteristics
Sample size: planned number of clusters
250-350 students.
Sample size: planned number of observations
250-350 students.
Sample size (or number of clusters) by treatment arms
Equal numbers of treated and control individuals.
Minimum detectable effect size for main outcomes (accounting for sample design and clustering)
IRB
INSTITUTIONAL REVIEW BOARDS (IRBs)
IRB Name
Redacted for privacy
IRB Approval Date
2016-03-28
IRB Approval Number
Redacted for privacy
Post-Trial
Post Trial Information
Study Withdrawal
Intervention
Is the intervention completed?
No
Is data collection complete?
Data Publication
Data Publication
Is public data available?
No
Program Files
Program Files
Reports and Papers
Preliminary Reports
Relevant Papers