Yes, you can: Socio-emotional Skills for Higher Employability in Turkey
Last registered on December 07, 2018

Pre-Trial

Trial Information
General Information
Title
Yes, you can: Socio-emotional Skills for Higher Employability in Turkey
RCT ID
AEARCTR-0002869
Initial registration date
April 06, 2018
Last updated
December 07, 2018 12:07 PM EST
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Primary Investigator
Affiliation
World Bank
Other Primary Investigator(s)
PI Affiliation
ISER, University of Essex
PI Affiliation
School of Business and Economics, Humboldt-Universit├Ąt zu Berlin
PI Affiliation
Koc University
PI Affiliation
World Bank
Additional Trial Information
Status
In development
Start date
2018-04-09
End date
2019-03-15
Secondary IDs
Abstract
The project consists of a large-scale randomized controlled trial to analyze the impact of a pilot intervention aimed at supporting job seekers in their pursuit of successful labor market (re)integration. The intervention, implemented in Turkey, will be delivered as part of the existing employment support services of the national public employment agency. It will focus newly registered jobseekers, or those who are registering again after a work spell. In particular, job seekers will be provided with information to influence their employment expectations as well as evidence-based tools to inform and set job search goals and with practical strategies to persevere and sustain the motivation to overcome obstacles and setbacks. We expect this intervention to increase job search intensity, take-up of ALMP services and, as a consequence, the probability of employment.
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Registration Citation
Citation
Boudet, Ana et al. 2018. "Yes, you can: Socio-emotional Skills for Higher Employability in Turkey." AEA RCT Registry. December 07. https://www.socialscienceregistry.org/trials/2869/history/38577
Experimental Details
Interventions
Intervention(s)
The pilot intervention includes two mechanisms: a job search skills primer and goal setting and planning training. The primer will provide job seekers information about their local labor markets and about the job search process. The trainings, will provide job seekers with tools to act on job opportunities, focusing on motivation and goal setting and planning tools.
Intervention Start Date
2018-04-16
Intervention End Date
2018-07-30
Primary Outcomes
Primary Outcomes (end points)
Employability, job search intensity, enhancing resilience to setbacks, and take-up of training services.
Primary Outcomes (explanation)
Secondary Outcomes
Secondary Outcomes (end points)
Secondary Outcomes (explanation)
Experimental Design
Experimental Design
The intervention is a randomized controlled trial with one treatment and one control arm.
Experimental Design Details
Not available
Randomization Method
Randomization was done in the office by a computer.
Randomization Unit
Randomization is two stages, both at public employment service center level, and at the individual level among jobseekers.
Was the treatment clustered?
Yes
Experiment Characteristics
Sample size: planned number of clusters
28
Sample size: planned number of observations
11000 job seekers
Sample size (or number of clusters) by treatment arms
18 treatment centers and 10 control centers, estimated 5500 jobseekers per arm.
Minimum detectable effect size for main outcomes (accounting for sample design and clustering)
IRB
INSTITUTIONAL REVIEW BOARDS (IRBs)
IRB Name
Koc University Ethics Committee
IRB Approval Date
2018-03-08
IRB Approval Number
2018.056.IRB3.035
IRB Name
Koc University Ethics Committee
IRB Approval Date
2018-03-08
IRB Approval Number
2018.056.IRB3.035