The Development of Social Preferences: Experimental Evidence from China, Part II.
Last registered on April 15, 2018

Pre-Trial

Trial Information
General Information
Title
The Development of Social Preferences: Experimental Evidence from China, Part II.
RCT ID
AEARCTR-0002891
Initial registration date
April 11, 2018
Last updated
April 15, 2018 2:12 PM EDT
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Primary Investigator
Affiliation
Norwegian School of Economics
Other Primary Investigator(s)
PI Affiliation
Norwegian School of Economics
PI Affiliation
Norwegian School of Economics
Additional Trial Information
Status
In development
Start date
2018-04-12
End date
2019-04-30
Secondary IDs
Abstract
In the first part of the project, we studied in a controlled experiment how a representative group of adults in Shanghai make distributive choices for children, and how their choices vary with the age of the children. The experimental design allowed us to identify causally how adults' distributive choices depend on the age of the children, shedding light on how a society treats children of different ages. In the second part of the project, we plan to recruit children in the same age groups to make the same set of distributive decisions for children their own age. Taken together, the two parts of the study will allow us to investigate how adults make distribute choices for children at different ages, and how this corresponds to the distributive choices made by children in the same age groups. The present pre-analysis plan presents the data sources, the structure of the experiment, and the empirical strategy for the second part of the project.
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Registration Citation
Citation
Cappelen, Alexander, Ranveig Falch and Bertil Tungodden. 2018. "The Development of Social Preferences: Experimental Evidence from China, Part II.." AEA RCT Registry. April 15. https://www.socialscienceregistry.org/trials/2891/history/28277
Experimental Details
Interventions
Intervention(s)
Intervention Start Date
2018-04-12
Intervention End Date
2019-04-30
Primary Outcomes
Primary Outcomes (end points)
See analysis plan
Primary Outcomes (explanation)
Secondary Outcomes
Secondary Outcomes (end points)
Secondary Outcomes (explanation)
Experimental Design
Experimental Design
See analysis plan
Experimental Design Details
Not available
Randomization Method
Randomization done by lottery.
Randomization Unit
Individual
Was the treatment clustered?
No
Experiment Characteristics
Sample size: planned number of clusters
1200 individuals
Sample size: planned number of observations
1200 children (4 age groups)
Sample size (or number of clusters) by treatment arms
100 in each treatment
Minimum detectable effect size for main outcomes (accounting for sample design and clustering)
IRB
INSTITUTIONAL REVIEW BOARDS (IRBs)
IRB Name
NHH IRB
IRB Approval Date
2018-03-26
IRB Approval Number
N/A