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Discrimination in labor markets: Role of internal migration, college types, and college location
Last registered on March 28, 2019

Pre-Trial

Trial Information
General Information
Title
Discrimination in labor markets: Role of internal migration, college types, and college location
RCT ID
AEARCTR-0004042
Initial registration date
March 22, 2019
Last updated
March 28, 2019 7:29 PM EDT
Location(s)
Region
Primary Investigator
Affiliation
German Institute of Global and Area Studies
Other Primary Investigator(s)
Additional Trial Information
Status
Completed
Start date
2015-01-12
End date
2015-04-17
Secondary IDs
Abstract
The research project implemented a correspondence study experiment and involved sending out thousands of randomly manipulated job postings in the area of Greater Jakarta. The main objective of the study is to examine callback differences by college type (elite, public, private) and internal migration status.

External Link(s)
Registration Citation
Citation
Priebe, Jan. 2019. "Discrimination in labor markets: Role of internal migration, college types, and college location ." AEA RCT Registry. March 28. https://doi.org/10.1257/rct.4042-1.0.
Former Citation
Priebe, Jan. 2019. "Discrimination in labor markets: Role of internal migration, college types, and college location ." AEA RCT Registry. March 28. http://www.socialscienceregistry.org/trials/4042/history/44311.
Experimental Details
Interventions
Intervention(s)
In this experiment we experimentally assessed employer's perception of post-secondary
degrees from various types of college (elite vs. non-elite, public vs. private) in
combination with different types of migration status (local vs. internal migra-
tion after high school vs. internal migration after graduation) using a resume
correspondence study design. We construct fi ctitious, but realistic, resumes
that randomly vary the job applicant's characteristics including gender, re-
ligion, college and migration background. 13500 of these resumes were
submitted online in response to 2700 job postings across multiple occupations in the
Greater Jakarta area. Only job vacancies were selected that request minimal
work experience to highlight the salience of college credentials to prospective
employers.
Intervention Start Date
2015-02-02
Intervention End Date
2015-04-10
Primary Outcomes
Primary Outcomes (end points)
Callback rates by treatment and sub-treatment group
Primary Outcomes (explanation)
Secondary Outcomes
Secondary Outcomes (end points)
Secondary Outcomes (explanation)
Experimental Design
Experimental Design
The experiment is based on a correspondence study design involving a matched-pair design.
Experimental Design Details
The matched pair design involved the following 5 treatment groups: - T1: Javanese + elite college degree from Javanese college - T2: Javanese + non-elite college degree from Javanese college - T3: Internal migrant + elite college degree from Javanese college - T4: Internal migrant + non-elite college degree from Javanese college - T5: Internal migrant + non-elite college degree from outer island college
Randomization Method
Randomization done in office by a computer
Randomization Unit
Job vacancies
Was the treatment clustered?
Yes
Experiment Characteristics
Sample size: planned number of clusters
2700 job vacancies
Sample size: planned number of observations
13500
Sample size (or number of clusters) by treatment arms
2700 clusters
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
Post-Trial
Post Trial Information
Study Withdrawal
Intervention
Is the intervention completed?
No
Is 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