CréaJeunes - Small Business Training

Last registered on August 26, 2013


Trial Information

General Information

CréaJeunes - Small Business Training
First published
August 26, 2013, 10:19 AM EDT

First published corresponds to when the trial was first made public on the Registry after being reviewed.



Primary Investigator


Other Primary Investigator(s)

PI Affiliation
Centre de Recherche en Économie et Statistique (CREST)
PI Affiliation
Sciences Po, J-PAL
PI Affiliation
Université Catholique de Louvain

Additional Trial Information

On going
Start date
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Secondary IDs
The Paris School of Economics proposed a project to the Haut-Commissariat aux Solidarités Actives (French Minister for Active Solidarity against Poverty) to evaluate the impact of one of Adie’s programs, CréaJeunes. The “Association pour le droit à l’initiative économique” (Adie), is an NGO that aids people in creating their own business. The program is designed to encourage and support young people employment and entrepreneurship, particularly in poorer neighborhoods. The start of this new program is a unique opportunity to put in place a system that will allow us to rigorously measure its impact. Indeed, the impact of existing programs designed to augment business creation in France have never been evaluated in a rigorous manner and thus evidence is lacking on whether these programs improve youth employment and reduce inequality and exclusion. The study analyzes the impact of the program by taking advantage of a lottery at the time of application to create two identical groups which allows a rigorous evaluation of the impact of the program.
External Link(s)

Registration Citation

Crépon, Bruno et al. 2013. "CréaJeunes - Small Business Training ." AEA RCT Registry. August 26.
Former Citation
Crépon, Bruno et al. 2013. "CréaJeunes - Small Business Training ." AEA RCT Registry. August 26.
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Experimental Details


Eligible individuals randomly allotted into one of two groups:

1. Treatment group: the operator calls to inform them that their application has been accepted. They are then told to contact the program director.

2. Control group: the individual isn’t contacted again. If the individual contacts an Adie office directly he or she may still be admitted to the program.
Intervention Start Date
Intervention End Date

Primary Outcomes

Primary Outcomes (end points)
employment, entrepreneurship, business creation, income, consumption, spirit and motivatio
Primary Outcomes (explanation)

Secondary Outcomes

Secondary Outcomes (end points)
Secondary Outcomes (explanation)

Experimental Design

Experimental Design
The random selection will works as follows:

Individuals call the CréaJeunes number. The operator will ask questions in order to gauge the individual’s eligibility. There are then two scenarios:

• If the individual is not eligible they will be either directed to another service or turned away.

• If the individual meets the eligibility requirements for CréaJeunes, the following steps take place:
- The individual is informed about the limited number of places available in the program;
- The operator will tell them that they will be contacted if he or she is selected for the program
- Regardless of the individual’s selection status, they will then be asked whether they agree that their data can be used for a study on CréaJeunes

Eligible individuals are then randomly allotted into one of two groups.

The targeted demographic is young people in poor neighborhoods in six cities in France: Lille, Saint-Denis, Lyon, Marseille, Toulouse and Bordeaux.
Experimental Design Details
Randomization Method
in office by a computer
Randomization Unit
Was the treatment clustered?

Experiment Characteristics

Sample size: planned number of clusters
1,500 young people
Sample size: planned number of observations
1,500 young people
Sample size (or number of clusters) by treatment arms
1,000 treatment and 500 control
Minimum detectable effect size for main outcomes (accounting for sample design and clustering)

Institutional Review Boards (IRBs)

IRB Name
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
IRB Approval Date
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Post Trial Information

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Is the intervention completed?
Data Collection Complete
Data Publication

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