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Can parenting programs increase their coverage and inclusiveness and still be effective?
Last registered on November 17, 2018

Pre-Trial

Trial Information
General Information
Title
Can parenting programs increase their coverage and inclusiveness and still be effective?
RCT ID
AEARCTR-0003554
Initial registration date
November 13, 2018
Last updated
November 17, 2018 9:34 PM EST
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Primary Investigator
Affiliation
The World Bank
Other Primary Investigator(s)
PI Affiliation
The World Bank
PI Affiliation
The World Bank
PI Affiliation
University College London
Additional Trial Information
Status
In development
Start date
2019-03-15
End date
2019-12-31
Secondary IDs
Abstract
To prepare children for school, a stimulating home environment for learning and development is vital, since very young children spend most of their time at home. In the context of our study, where fewer than 50 percent of young children are enrolled in preschool, the government is expanding preschool enrollment and, at the same time, promoting stimulation at home by both mothers and fathers to ensure that poor children and those living in areas with low preschool access are better prepared to learn when they enter school. Parents will be offered a group program that will provide information on child development and activities to do at home; there will also be a communications campaign aimed at parents, particularly fathers, on how to promote young children’s development, and on the services available, such as preschools, and why children benefit from these early education programs. Using a combination of data sources, including nationwide household survey data, administrative records, and parents’ self-reports, this evaluation will test the relative effectiveness of the face-to-face and the communications campaign, as well as the impact of targeting on fathers, a group shown to be typically less involved in child engagement activities than mothers.
External Link(s)
Registration Citation
Citation
Carneiro, Pedro et al. 2018. "Can parenting programs increase their coverage and inclusiveness and still be effective?." AEA RCT Registry. November 17. https://doi.org/10.1257/rct.3554-1.0.
Former Citation
Carneiro, Pedro et al. 2018. "Can parenting programs increase their coverage and inclusiveness and still be effective?." AEA RCT Registry. November 17. https://www.socialscienceregistry.org/trials/3554/history/37372.
Experimental Details
Interventions
Intervention(s)
Intervention Start Date
2019-05-20
Intervention End Date
2019-10-31
Primary Outcomes
Primary Outcomes (end points)
(Individual) parental time use, (individual parental) attitudes (e.g. stress scale, feelings of the importance of preschool) and behaviors (e.g. parental investments, such as indices for involvement and home environment; simulation (play and education) of children; parenting style (e.g. self-reported disciplinary methods) around early child-care practices; social and gender norms and attitudes; self-reported child outcomes (e.g. child developmental status on the domains of cognition and language, protection, literacy, health, and education (readiness and enrollment)); takeup of public child care services.
Primary Outcomes (explanation)
Secondary Outcomes
Secondary Outcomes (end points)
Secondary Outcomes (explanation)
Experimental Design
Experimental Design
We will develop three treatment groups, with one being a communications campaign.
Experimental Design Details
Not available
Randomization Method
Conducted in the office by a computer.
Randomization Unit
Randomization will be at the household/individual-level (i.e. father or mother).
Was the treatment clustered?
No
Experiment Characteristics
Sample size: planned number of clusters
Randomization will be at the household/individual-level (i.e. father or mother).
Sample size: planned number of observations
3,000
Sample size (or number of clusters) by treatment arms
750
Minimum detectable effect size for main outcomes (accounting for sample design and clustering)
IRB
INSTITUTIONAL REVIEW BOARDS (IRBs)
IRB Name
IRB Approval Date
IRB Approval Number