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The long run effects of industrial work: Experimental evidence from Ethiopia”
Last registered on June 23, 2017

Pre-Trial

Trial Information
General Information
Title
The long run effects of industrial work: Experimental evidence from Ethiopia”
RCT ID
AEARCTR-0002198
Initial registration date
May 01, 2017
Last updated
June 23, 2017 8:51 AM EDT
Location(s)
Region
Primary Investigator
Affiliation
University of Chicago
Other Primary Investigator(s)
PI Affiliation
University of Oxford
PI Affiliation
LSE
Additional Trial Information
Status
On going
Start date
2017-04-03
End date
2017-09-04
Secondary IDs
Abstract
Working with five Ethiopian firms, we randomized applicants to an industrial job offer, an “entrepreneurship” program of $300 plus business training, or control status. Industrial jobs offered more and steadier hours but low wages and risky conditions. One year impacts show that the job offer doubled exposure to industrial work but, since most quit within months, had no impact on employment or income after a year. Applicants largely took industrial work to cope with adverse shocks. This exposure, meanwhile, significantly increased health problems. The entrepreneurship program raised earnings 33% and provided steadier hours. When barriers to self-employment were relieved, applicants preferred entrepreneurial to industrial labor. We are returning for a five year followup to see if these effects persist.
External Link(s)
Registration Citation
Citation
Blattman, Christopher, Stefan Dercon and Simon Franklin. 2017. "The long run effects of industrial work: Experimental evidence from Ethiopia”." AEA RCT Registry. June 23. https://doi.org/10.1257/rct.2198-2.0.
Former Citation
Blattman, Christopher et al. 2017. "The long run effects of industrial work: Experimental evidence from Ethiopia”." AEA RCT Registry. June 23. http://www.socialscienceregistry.org/trials/2198/history/18890.
Experimental Details
Interventions
Intervention(s)
Intervention Start Date
2017-04-03
Intervention End Date
2017-09-04
Primary Outcomes
Primary Outcomes (end points)
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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)
IRB
INSTITUTIONAL REVIEW BOARDS (IRBs)
IRB Name
Innovations for Poverty Action
IRB Approval Date
2017-02-23
IRB Approval Number
203.10April-001
Analysis Plan
Analysis Plan Documents
Pre-analysis plan

MD5: 6c680191f9f262d3b1e50a02670d46df

SHA1: d5dcbe77a7e8c65c5ccdaa118edbcb7f05bb1f42

Uploaded At: May 01, 2017

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, Papers & Other Materials
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REPORTS & OTHER MATERIALS