Evaluation of a counseling program for young college drop-outs

Last registered on January 05, 2014

Pre-Trial

Trial Information

General Information

Title
Evaluation of a counseling program for young college drop-outs
RCT ID
AEARCTR-0000198
Initial registration date
Not yet registered
Last updated
January 05, 2014, 2:52 PM EST

Locations

Region

Primary Investigator

Affiliation
CREST

Other Primary Investigator(s)

PI Affiliation
Université Paris10
PI Affiliation
CREST-JPAL
PI Affiliation
CREST-JPAL

Additional Trial Information

Status
Completed
Start date
2009-12-01
End date
2011-04-30
Secondary IDs
Abstract
This randomized experiment aims at evaluating several kinds of enhanced counseling for young college dropouts.
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Registration Citation

Citation
, et al. 2014. "Evaluation of a counseling program for young college drop-outs." AEA RCT Registry. January 05. https://doi.org/10.1257/rct.198-2.0
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Experimental Details

Interventions

Intervention(s)
The intervention is composed of different kinds of counseling devices. The objective is to identify the best combination on durable or long-term employment, happiness, etc. People in experiment are young dropouts from University.
Intervention Start Date
2009-12-01
Intervention End Date
2010-11-30

Primary Outcomes

Primary Outcomes (end points)
employment, training, welfare, happiness, professional and personal projects
Primary Outcomes (explanation)

Secondary Outcomes

Secondary Outcomes (end points)
Secondary Outcomes (explanation)

Experimental Design

Experimental Design
This experiment aims at evaluating different kinds of counseling. Three elements are randomly combined in 8 different programs. The impacts of these different programs are compared one another and compared versus a super-control group (the youngs are not counseled but access to common right).
Youngs are randomly affected to a random combination of the three following elements :
- mentorship by a worker
- signature of contract (which formalizes rights and duties for youngs and caseworkers).
- orientation towards some professions with many vacancies
Experimental Design Details
Randomization Method
When young accept to enter the experiment, they must respond to a baseline questionnaire. When they have finished, a random drawn and the caseworker can propose her the counseling program (wth ou without the different elements assessed.
Youngs can be affected to super-control group. They access to the common right (informations, job offers, advise, etc.) but they do not access to a individualized counseling program.
Randomization Unit
individual
Was the treatment clustered?
Yes

Experiment Characteristics

Sample size: planned number of clusters
29 sites (all are treated but the randomized is made within sites)
Sample size: planned number of observations
2700 young college dropouts
Sample size (or number of clusters) by treatment arms
200 youngs affected to each program (8 programs)
and 700 affected to the control group
Minimum detectable effect size for main outcomes (accounting for sample design and clustering)
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Post-Trial

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Study Withdrawal

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Intervention

Is the intervention completed?
No
Data Collection Complete
Data Publication

Data Publication

Is public data available?
No

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