Job Fairs and Firm Recruitment in Addis Ababa
Last registered on March 23, 2018

Pre-Trial

Trial Information
General Information
Title
Job Fairs and Firm Recruitment in Addis Ababa
RCT ID
AEARCTR-0001495
Initial registration date
August 15, 2016
Last updated
March 23, 2018 3:08 PM EDT
Location(s)
Region
Primary Investigator
Affiliation
London School of Economics
Other Primary Investigator(s)
PI Affiliation
World Bank
PI Affiliation
PI Affiliation
Ethiopian Development Research Institute
PI Affiliation
University of Oxford
PI Affiliation
University of Oxford
PI Affiliation
World Bank
Additional Trial Information
Status
Completed
Start date
2014-04-01
End date
2015-12-01
Secondary IDs
Abstract
We test whether matching frictions, due to search costs and asymmetric information, reduce youth employment in the labour market. To do this we organised large job fairs where workers and firms meet with minimal search costs, and randomly invited job-seekers and firms drawn from samples representative of the labour market in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The firms were surveyed at a baseline and endline survey on either side of the job fairs, with midline data collection of firm hiring behaviour before and after the job fairs. This pre-analysis plan outlines how we will analyse the firm data to study the impact of attending the job fairs.
External Link(s)
Registration Citation
Citation
Abebe, Girum et al. 2018. "Job Fairs and Firm Recruitment in Addis Ababa." AEA RCT Registry. March 23. https://www.socialscienceregistry.org/trials/1495/history/27157
Experimental Details
Interventions
Intervention(s)
See our full (publicly available) pre-analysis plan attached.
Intervention Start Date
2014-10-01
Intervention End Date
2015-03-01
Primary Outcomes
Primary Outcomes (end points)
See our full (publicly available) pre-analysis plan attached.
Primary Outcomes (explanation)
See our full (publicly available) pre-analysis plan attached.
Secondary Outcomes
Secondary Outcomes (end points)
Secondary Outcomes (explanation)
Experimental Design
Experimental Design
See our full (publicly available) pre-analysis plan attached.
Experimental Design Details
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Randomization Method
See our full (publicly available) pre-analysis plan attached.
Randomization Unit
Firms
Was the treatment clustered?
No
Experiment Characteristics
Sample size: planned number of clusters
N/A
Sample size: planned number of observations
493 firms
Sample size (or number of clusters) by treatment arms
245 firms treatment, 248 firms control.
Minimum detectable effect size for main outcomes (accounting for sample design and clustering)
IRB
INSTITUTIONAL REVIEW BOARDS (IRBs)
IRB Name
University of Oxford: CENTRAL UNIVERSITY RESEARCH ETHICS COMMITTEE (CUREC)
IRB Approval Date
2013-09-05
IRB Approval Number
1314/0023
Analysis Plan
Analysis Plan Documents
Job Fairs and Firm Recruitment in Addis Ababa: Pre-Analysis Plan

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Uploaded At: August 15, 2016

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