Working while studying in Uruguay
Last registered on January 31, 2018

Pre-Trial

Trial Information
General Information
Title
Working while studying in Uruguay
RCT ID
AEARCTR-0002287
Initial registration date
January 31, 2018
Last updated
January 31, 2018 2:40 PM EST
Location(s)
Region
Primary Investigator
Affiliation
Universita' Commerciale "Luigi Bocconi"
Other Primary Investigator(s)
PI Affiliation
Universita' Commerciale "Luigi Bocconi"
Additional Trial Information
Status
In development
Start date
2012-01-01
End date
2018-12-31
Secondary IDs
Abstract
The aim of the project “Working while studying” is to study the effects of a program offering temporary employment to young people registered in schools in Uruguay. The program, called “Yo estudio y trabajo”, is unique because it allocates jobs through a lottery, which gives the opportunity to obtain for the first time robust estimates of the effects of working while studying. We plan to study effects on employment (formal and informal), earnings and education attainment combining both administrative and survey data. We will specifically focus on how young people manage to coordinate their work and study schedules, and on the effects of early work experience on the acquisition of non-cognitive skills.
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Registration Citation
Citation
Le Barbanchon, Thomas and Diego Ubfal. 2018. "Working while studying in Uruguay." AEA RCT Registry. January 31. https://doi.org/10.1257/rct.2287-1.0.
Former Citation
Le Barbanchon, Thomas, Thomas Le Barbanchon and Diego Ubfal. 2018. "Working while studying in Uruguay." AEA RCT Registry. January 31. http://www.socialscienceregistry.org/trials/2287/history/25378.
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Experimental Details
Interventions
Intervention(s)
Intervention Start Date
2012-01-01
Intervention End Date
2018-12-31
Primary Outcomes
Primary Outcomes (end points)
Labor market (formal and informal employment, wages, hours worked) and education
Primary Outcomes (explanation)
Secondary Outcomes
Secondary Outcomes (end points)
Secondary Outcomes (explanation)
Experimental Design
Experimental Design
We leverage the lottery that assigns the program to willing-to-participate young people
Experimental Design Details
Randomization Method
Public Lottery
Randomization Unit
Individual randomization
Was the treatment clustered?
No
Experiment Characteristics
Sample size: planned number of clusters
There are 5 yearly cohorts of participants (2012-2016). Each year, 600 individuals are traeted, around 20,000 are controls.
Sample size: planned number of observations
More than 100,000 individuals
Sample size (or number of clusters) by treatment arms
The administrative data will yield information on the universe of individuals going through the lottery (3,000 treated individuals and more than 100,000 controls). 1,200 individuals of the last cohort will be surveyed (600 treated and 600 controls).
Minimum detectable effect size for main outcomes (accounting for sample design and clustering)
IRB
INSTITUTIONAL REVIEW BOARDS (IRBs)
IRB Name
Ethics committee of Universita Commerciale Luigi Bocconi
IRB Approval Date
2017-07-24
IRB Approval Number
no
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
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