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Job Search Assistance for Refugees in Jordan
Last registered on February 10, 2019

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
February 10, 2019 7:51 PM EST
Location(s)

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Primary Investigator
Affiliation
Department of Economics, University of Oxford
Other Primary Investigator(s)
PI Affiliation
University of Oxford
PI Affiliation
Harvard University
PI Affiliation
International Rescue Committeee
PI Affiliation
University of Bristol
Additional Trial Information
Status
In development
Start date
2019-02-10
End date
2019-09-01
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. 2019. "Job Search Assistance for Refugees in Jordan." AEA RCT Registry. February 10. https://doi.org/10.1257/rct.3870-1.0
Former Citation
Caria, Stefano et al. 2019. "Job Search Assistance for Refugees in Jordan." AEA RCT Registry. February 10. https://www.socialscienceregistry.org/trials/3870/history/41295
Sponsors & Partners

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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
2019-09-01
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
Not available
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

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