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Getting rural workers into urban jobs: evidence from a training and placement program in India
Last registered on September 13, 2017

Pre-Trial

Trial Information
General Information
Title
Getting rural workers into urban jobs: evidence from a training and placement program in India
RCT ID
AEARCTR-0002387
Initial registration date
September 12, 2017
Last updated
September 13, 2017 12:31 PM EDT
Location(s)
Region
Primary Investigator
Affiliation
University of Warwick Department of Economics
Other Primary Investigator(s)
PI Affiliation
University of Warwick
Additional Trial Information
Status
In development
Start date
2017-10-01
End date
2018-09-30
Secondary IDs
Abstract
In 2014, as part of the “Skill India” agenda, the government set up an ambitious training program, called DDU-GKY, which targets young high-school dropouts living in poor rural areas. The effectiveness of training and placement programs is often limited by the scarcity of job opportunities. The Indian context is particularly interesting because job vacancies are supposed to abound and finding workers who will join when offered a job is difficult.
In collaboration with a private training provider and the government of Odisha, we will test two different interventions to provide information on the training and placement process to potential candidates, in order to maximise training completion and placement rates. First, we will send to randomly-selected villages well-trained mobilisers equipped with a portfolio of media to catch the attention and inform potential candidates (leaflets, videos...). Second, we will add to the previous intervention a “parents ambassador” scheme, whereby the parents of successful program participants will be trained to disseminate information about the DDU-GKY program in the village where they live. Ambassador parents (“mobilisers”) will be selected on a voluntary basis and trained in disseminating information about the program.
External Link(s)
Registration Citation
Citation
Imbert, Clément and Roland Rathelot. 2017. "Getting rural workers into urban jobs: evidence from a training and placement program in India." AEA RCT Registry. September 13. https://doi.org/10.1257/rct.2387-1.0.
Former Citation
Imbert, Clément, Roland Rathelot and Roland Rathelot. 2017. "Getting rural workers into urban jobs: evidence from a training and placement program in India." AEA RCT Registry. September 13. http://www.socialscienceregistry.org/trials/2387/history/21404.
Experimental Details
Interventions
Intervention(s)
- Intensive mobilisation: Sending trained mobilisers in villages to inform potential candidates about the programme, using different methods and media (e.g. videos).
- Intensive mobilisation + Parents as ambassadors: Activating parents of candidates who were successfully placed to serve ambassador to find new trainees.
Intervention Start Date
2018-01-01
Intervention End Date
2018-06-30
Primary Outcomes
Primary Outcomes (end points)
Outcomes: Number of trainees from a village; training completion, placement, retention in placement, work-related outcomes of these trainees.
Primary Outcomes (explanation)
Secondary Outcomes
Secondary Outcomes (end points)
Secondary Outcomes (explanation)
Experimental Design
Experimental Design
Three treatment arms:
- Intensive mobilisation villages
- Intensive mobilisation + Parents ambassadors villages
- Control villages
Experimental Design Details
Randomization Method
Computer-based, made by the PIs.
Randomization Unit
Unit of randomisation: Village
Was the treatment clustered?
No
Experiment Characteristics
Sample size: planned number of clusters
600 villages
Sample size: planned number of observations
The main outcomes are measured at the level of village.
Sample size (or number of clusters) by treatment arms
150 Intensive mobilisation villages
150 Intensive mobilisation + Parents ambassadors villages
300 control villages
Minimum detectable effect size for main outcomes (accounting for sample design and clustering)
IRB
INSTITUTIONAL REVIEW BOARDS (IRBs)
IRB Name
IFMR Human Subjects Committee
IRB Approval Date
2017-09-10
IRB Approval Number
IRB00007107; FWA00014616; IORG0005894
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