Job Search Assistance for Refugees in Jordan

Last registered on July 26, 2020

Pre-Trial

Trial Information

General Information

Title
Job Search Assistance for Refugees in Jordan
RCT ID
AEARCTR-0003870
Initial registration date
February 09, 2019
Last updated
July 26, 2020, 6:25 AM EDT

Locations

Region

Primary Investigator

Affiliation
Department of Economics, University of Oxford

Other Primary Investigator(s)

PI Affiliation
Danish Refugee Council
PI Affiliation
University of Bristol
PI Affiliation
International Rescue Committeee
PI Affiliation
Harvard University
PI Affiliation
University of Oxford

Additional Trial Information

Status
Completed
Start date
2019-02-10
End date
2020-06-01
Secondary IDs
Abstract
We will work with a population that is composed of Syrian refugees and Jordanian nationals residing in urban areas of Jordan. Jordan offers a unique opportunity to study refugees' integration in the labour market. While in many countries refugees do not have the right to work, or have to clear long bureaucratic hurdles before being granted such right, Jordan has recently passed a series of reforms -- known as the Jordan Compact -- which give refugees the right to work in low-skilled formal jobs. However, since the introduction of the reform, formal employment rates among refugees have failed to grow as rapidly as expected. In this project, we will evaluate interventions that are tailored to removing the main obstacles refugees may encounter in the formal labour market.
External Link(s)

Registration Citation

Citation
Caria, Stefano et al. 2020. "Job Search Assistance for Refugees in Jordan." AEA RCT Registry. July 26. https://doi.org/10.1257/rct.3870-2.2
Former Citation
Caria, Stefano et al. 2020. "Job Search Assistance for Refugees in Jordan." AEA RCT Registry. July 26. https://www.socialscienceregistry.org/trials/3870/history/73215
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Experimental Details

Interventions

Intervention(s)
We have designed three interventions to support job search in this context. These interventions provide financial, information, and psychological support. They are discussed in detail in the pre-analysis plan document.
Intervention Start Date
2019-02-11
Intervention End Date
2019-11-30

Primary Outcomes

Primary Outcomes (end points)
Wage employment
Primary Outcomes (explanation)
Our primary outcome is a dummy variable for whether the respondent currently has a wage-paying job.

Secondary Outcomes

Secondary Outcomes (end points)
We will also test effects on earnings, well-being, social integration and migration.
Secondary Outcomes (explanation)

Experimental Design

Experimental Design
We are using a randomised controlled trial design, in which respondents are placed either into a control group or into one of three treatment groups. This process is described in more detail in the pre-analysis plan document.
Experimental Design Details
See pre-analysis plan document.
Randomization Method
Done by a computer, in the presence of the respondent
Randomization Unit
Individual
Was the treatment clustered?
No

Experiment Characteristics

Sample size: planned number of clusters
2600 respondents
Sample size: planned number of observations
2600 respondents
Sample size (or number of clusters) by treatment arms
We will begin assigning respondents to treatment in the coming weeks, using probabilities of 0.25 for the control group and for each of the three treatments. This issue is discussed in detail in the pre-analysis plan document.
Minimum detectable effect size for main outcomes (accounting for sample design and clustering)
IRB

Institutional Review Boards (IRBs)

IRB Name
University of Oxford Department of Economics Departmental Research Ethics Committee
IRB Approval Date
2018-05-05
IRB Approval Number
ECONCIA18-19-004
Analysis Plan

Analysis Plan Documents

Job Search Assistance for Refugees in Jordan

MD5: 96f34ee0df2e1a629f77dfc0cb3b358b

SHA1: 2e287eeec1236d54e583ade0dcde4fd3145c68f3

Uploaded At: February 09, 2019

Post-Trial

Post Trial Information

Study Withdrawal

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Intervention

Is the intervention completed?
No
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