How Do Parents Make Choices? Competitiveness and Gender

Last registered on June 24, 2021

Pre-Trial

Trial Information

General Information

Title
How Do Parents Make Choices? Competitiveness and Gender
RCT ID
AEARCTR-0002344
Initial registration date
August 12, 2017

Initial registration date is when the trial was registered.

It corresponds to when the registration was submitted to the Registry to be reviewed for publication.

First published
August 14, 2017, 12:25 PM EDT

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

Last updated
June 24, 2021, 5:47 PM EDT

Last updated is the most recent time when changes to the trial's registration were published.

Locations

Region

Primary Investigator

Affiliation
University of California, Berkeley

Other Primary Investigator(s)

PI Affiliation
Norwegian School of Economics

Additional Trial Information

Status
Completed
Start date
2017-03-15
End date
2018-07-30
Secondary IDs
Abstract
Parents make many choices for their children throughout childhood and adolescence. Parents' choices may be important in shaping children's outcomes and personality, yet the topic has received little attention in prior research. I study parents' competitiveness choices for their adolescent children. I conduct experiments on parents and children (age 15), where parents make a real competitiveness choice for their child, and children also make their own competitiveness choices. The experimental data is combined with administrative data on parents' income and education, and children's education.
External Link(s)

Registration Citation

Citation
tungodden, jonas and Alexander Willén. 2021. "How Do Parents Make Choices? Competitiveness and Gender." AEA RCT Registry. June 24. https://doi.org/10.1257/rct.2344
Former Citation
tungodden, jonas and Alexander Willén. 2021. "How Do Parents Make Choices? Competitiveness and Gender." AEA RCT Registry. June 24. https://www.socialscienceregistry.org/trials/2344/history/94445
Experimental Details

Interventions

Intervention(s)
See the analysis plan.
Intervention Start Date
2017-03-15
Intervention End Date
2017-04-25

Primary Outcomes

Primary Outcomes (end points)
See the analysis plan.
Primary Outcomes (explanation)
See the analysis plan.

Secondary Outcomes

Secondary Outcomes (end points)
Secondary Outcomes (explanation)

Experimental Design

Experimental Design
See the analysis plan.
Experimental Design Details
Randomization Method
Randomization was done by a computer.
Randomization Unit
Individual.
Was the treatment clustered?
No

Experiment Characteristics

Sample size: planned number of clusters
About 900 parents, and 900 children.
Sample size: planned number of observations
About 900 parents, and 900 children.
Sample size (or number of clusters) by treatment arms
450 parents making choices for boys, and 450 parents making choices for girls.
Minimum detectable effect size for main outcomes (accounting for sample design and clustering)
IRB

Institutional Review Boards (IRBs)

IRB Name
University of California, Berkeley - Committee on the Protection of Human Subjects
IRB Approval Date
2017-08-02
IRB Approval Number
2016-08-9019
Analysis Plan

Analysis Plan Documents

Pre-Analysis+Plan+0812.pdf

MD5: 1642364621bac4bdb8da92fc22308d52

SHA1: dcab21d0b91910bf38a126479356236bf4caf35a

Uploaded At: August 12, 2017

FINAL_adminPAP_june24.pdf

MD5: 782fbf3ef74b6c2c1cb3282b12580328

SHA1: 99af5cd8cdae64584abb8c8dd8ec6208af4f1822

Uploaded At: June 24, 2021

Post-Trial

Post Trial Information

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Intervention

Is the intervention completed?
Yes
Intervention Completion Date
April 25, 2017, 12:00 +00:00
Data Collection Complete
No
Data Publication

Data Publication

Is public data available?
No

Program Files

Program Files
Reports, Papers & Other Materials

Relevant Paper(s)

Reports & Other Materials