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Evaluation of Information Provision on Servicemembers’ Civil Relief Act Decisions
Last registered on October 17, 2016

Pre-Trial

Trial Information
General Information
Title
Evaluation of Information Provision on Servicemembers’ Civil Relief Act Decisions
RCT ID
AEARCTR-0001683
Initial registration date
October 17, 2016
Last updated
October 17, 2016 8:08 AM EDT
Location(s)
Region
Primary Investigator
Affiliation
United States Military Academy
Other Primary Investigator(s)
PI Affiliation
University of Virginia
PI Affiliation
United States Military Academy
Additional Trial Information
Status
In development
Start date
2016-10-17
End date
2018-04-16
Secondary IDs
Abstract
This study will investigate how different types of messaging can be used to improve soldier’s take-up of Servicemembers’ Civil Relief Act (SCRA) benefits. We will examine the impact of messaging on credit outcomes including interest rates, credit card debt, and overall debt.
External Link(s)
Registration Citation
Citation
Castleman, Benjamin, Richard Patterson and William Skimmyhorn. 2016. "Evaluation of Information Provision on Servicemembers’ Civil Relief Act Decisions." AEA RCT Registry. October 17. https://doi.org/10.1257/rct.1683-1.0.
Former Citation
Castleman, Benjamin et al. 2016. "Evaluation of Information Provision on Servicemembers’ Civil Relief Act Decisions." AEA RCT Registry. October 17. http://www.socialscienceregistry.org/trials/1683/history/11233.
Experimental Details
Interventions
Intervention(s)
See Attached Analysis Plan
Intervention Start Date
2016-10-17
Intervention End Date
2017-04-17
Primary Outcomes
Primary Outcomes (end points)
Interest rates, credit card debt, and overall debt.
Primary Outcomes (explanation)
Secondary Outcomes
Secondary Outcomes (end points)
Secondary Outcomes (explanation)
Experimental Design
Experimental Design
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Experimental Design Details
Randomization Method
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Randomization Unit
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Was the treatment clustered?
No
Experiment Characteristics
Sample size: planned number of clusters
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Sample size: planned number of observations
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Sample size (or number of clusters) by treatment arms
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Minimum detectable effect size for main outcomes (accounting for sample design and clustering)
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IRB
INSTITUTIONAL REVIEW BOARDS (IRBs)
IRB Name
USMA Human Subjects Research Protection Program
IRB Approval Date
2015-12-07
IRB Approval Number
16-35 Skimmyhorn-Castleman-Patterson
Analysis Plan

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Is the intervention completed?
No
Is data collection complete?
Data Publication
Data Publication
Is public data available?
No
Program Files
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