Jobs and intimate partner violence – Evidence from a Field Experiment in Ethiopia
Last registered on November 10, 2017

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Trial Information
General Information
Title
Jobs and intimate partner violence – Evidence from a Field Experiment in Ethiopia
RCT ID
AEARCTR-0002569
Initial registration date
November 09, 2017
Last updated
November 10, 2017 3:58 PM EST
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Primary Investigator
Affiliation
University of Oslo
Other Primary Investigator(s)
PI Affiliation
CMI
Additional Trial Information
Status
In development
Start date
2016-03-01
End date
2021-06-30
Secondary IDs
Abstract
Most previous evidence on employment and Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) is based on correlational studies. While correlations are illustrative they do not tell us whether employment affects IPV, whether IPV affects employment, or whether there is some other factor that affects both employment and IPV. Recent scholarship has also investigated the effects of contextual level employment level using Bartik instruments finding that when labor markets have better conditions for women, abuse decreases in the US and the UK but increases in areas of Spain where men are traditionally breadwinners. The present project is the first to identify the individual level effects of jobs on IPV. We do so by collaborating with large companies in Ethiopia to randomly assign jobs to applicants. In this plan we describe the analytic decisions that will be made in the analysis of the data in the project. That is, we describe the hypotheses to be tested and how they will be tested. The description includes how the variables are coded, how we will deal with attrition and missing values, and how the estimation equations will look like. We also conduct a power analysis which suggests that we are able to identify relatively small effects. All deviations from the plan will be highlighted in the final paper.
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Registration Citation
Citation
Kotsadam, Andreas and Espen Villanger. 2017. "Jobs and intimate partner violence – Evidence from a Field Experiment in Ethiopia." AEA RCT Registry. November 10. https://www.socialscienceregistry.org/trials/2569/history/23159
Experimental Details
Interventions
Intervention(s)
See plan.
Intervention Start Date
2016-03-01
Intervention End Date
2019-06-30
Primary Outcomes
Primary Outcomes (end points)
Intimate partner violence
Primary Outcomes (explanation)
Based on the conflict tactics scale.
Secondary Outcomes
Secondary Outcomes (end points)
Empowerment; Income
Secondary Outcomes (explanation)
Experimental Design
Experimental Design
Randomized Field Experiment. See plan for datails.
Experimental Design Details
Not available
Randomization Method
Randomization done in office by a computer
Randomization Unit
Individual
Was the treatment clustered?
No
Experiment Characteristics
Sample size: planned number of clusters
1000-1700 individuals
Sample size: planned number of observations
1000-1700
Sample size (or number of clusters) by treatment arms
500-850 in each arm.
Minimum detectable effect size for main outcomes (accounting for sample design and clustering)
0.18
IRB
INSTITUTIONAL REVIEW BOARDS (IRBs)
IRB Name
IRB Approval Date
IRB Approval Number
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