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jobFirst
Last registered on August 16, 2017

Pre-Trial

Trial Information
General Information
Title
jobFirst
RCT ID
AEARCTR-0002379
Initial registration date
August 15, 2017
Last updated
August 16, 2017 2:45 PM EDT
Location(s)
Region
Primary Investigator
Affiliation
Aarhus University
Other Primary Investigator(s)
PI Affiliation
Aarhus University
Additional Trial Information
Status
On going
Start date
2016-03-01
End date
2018-08-31
Secondary IDs
Abstract
The intervention is aimed at long term recipients of welfare. It consists of attempts to place them in a job-training situation first and then simultaneously work with any other problems (physical or mental health, everyday coping, substance abuse, behavioral, crime, etc.) they might have. The aim is to increase their employment rates / hours worked per week and to ensure that as many as possible receive work-focused interventions (i.e. interventions taking place at an ordinary workplace).

Eligible workers in 17 municipalities are randomized into treatment and control groups since March 1 - 2016 until Dec 31 2016. Data collection will be from admin registers combined with intervention specific registers and will be sent to researcher late 2017/early 2018.
External Link(s)
Registration Citation
Citation
Rosholm, Michael and Michael Svarer. 2017. "jobFirst." AEA RCT Registry. August 16. https://doi.org/10.1257/rct.2379-1.0.
Former Citation
Rosholm, Michael, Michael Rosholm and Michael Svarer. 2017. "jobFirst." AEA RCT Registry. August 16. http://www.socialscienceregistry.org/trials/2379/history/20477.
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Experimental Details
Interventions
Intervention(s)
The intervention is aimed at long term recipients of welfare. It consists of attempts to place them in a job-training situation first and then simultaneously work with any other problems (physical or mental health, everyday coping, substance abuse, behavioral, crime, etc.) they might have. The aim is to increase their employment rates / hours worked per week and to ensure that as many as possible receive work-focused interventions (i.e. interventions taking place at an ordinary workplace).
Intervention Start Date
2016-03-14
Intervention End Date
2018-07-31
Primary Outcomes
Primary Outcomes (end points)
Hours worked per week
Employment indicator
Primary Outcomes (explanation)
Employment indicator measures each week whether the individual is working or not
Secondary Outcomes
Secondary Outcomes (end points)
Secondary Outcomes (explanation)
Experimental Design
Experimental Design
Block RCT, enabling balancing treatments and controls within each of 17 job centres. in total, around 5000 participants (50/50 split)
Experimental Design Details
Randomization Method
Computer based randomization based on algorithm developed by a third party private company, independent of STAR and of the evaluators.
Randomization Unit
Individuals.
Was the treatment clustered?
No
Experiment Characteristics
Sample size: planned number of clusters
17 job centers
Sample size: planned number of observations
4800
Sample size (or number of clusters) by treatment arms
2400
Minimum detectable effect size for main outcomes (accounting for sample design and clustering)
MDES is 0,08 with 80% power.
IRB
INSTITUTIONAL REVIEW BOARDS (IRBs)
IRB Name
IRB Approval Date
IRB Approval Number
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
Relevant Paper(s)
REPORTS & OTHER MATERIALS