Gender, Information, and Educational Outcomes: Experimental Evidence from Nigeria

Last registered on December 30, 2020

Pre-Trial

Trial Information

General Information

Title
Gender, Information, and Educational Outcomes: Experimental Evidence from Nigeria
RCT ID
AEARCTR-0004839
Initial registration date
October 19, 2019
Last updated
December 30, 2020, 8:30 PM EST

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Primary Investigator

Affiliation
Department of Economics, Texas A&M University

Other Primary Investigator(s)

PI Affiliation
Department of Economics, Texas A&M University

Additional Trial Information

Status
In development
Start date
2019-10-28
End date
2021-12-31
Secondary IDs
Abstract
In order to avoid experimenter demand effects, we describe the study in fields that will not become public until after the experiment is over.

External Link(s)

Registration Citation

Citation
Castillo, Marco and Mofioluwasademi Odunowo. 2020. "Gender, Information, and Educational Outcomes: Experimental Evidence from Nigeria." AEA RCT Registry. December 30. https://doi.org/10.1257/rct.4839-2.0
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Experimental Details

Interventions

Intervention(s)
We estimate the role of subjective expectations (earnings and ability) in determining the choice of academic curriculum in high school. We experimentally provide information on different job characteristics and test how students adjust their beliefs and actual choices of curriculum in response to the new information. We also examine the role of time and risk preferences in explaining the choice of curriculum in school.
Intervention Start Date
2019-10-28
Intervention End Date
2021-12-31

Primary Outcomes

Primary Outcomes (end points)
Choice of curriculum (expectations and actual), Schooling outcomes (Grades, enrollment), Valuation of information
Future outcomes (college enrollment, major choice, occupational choice)
Primary Outcomes (explanation)
See attached plan

Secondary Outcomes

Secondary Outcomes (end points)
Risk aversion coefficient, discount rate
Secondary Outcomes (explanation)
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Experimental Design

Experimental Design
See attached plan
Experimental Design Details
Not available
Randomization Method
Randomization is done by a computer
Randomization Unit
School
Was the treatment clustered?
Yes

Experiment Characteristics

Sample size: planned number of clusters
32 schools
Sample size: planned number of observations
5,120 students
Sample size (or number of clusters) by treatment arms
16 control schools, 16 treatment schools
Minimum detectable effect size for main outcomes (accounting for sample design and clustering)
With 16 clusters in each treatment arm, 160 students in each school and a baseline dropout rate of 21% in the state, we can detect an MDE of 6 percentage points reduction in the dropout rate (0.14 standard deviations with a power of 0.80).
IRB

Institutional Review Boards (IRBs)

IRB Name
University of Melbourne Human Ethics Sub-Committee
IRB Approval Date
2019-09-16
IRB Approval Number
1954880
IRB Name
Texas A&M University IRB
IRB Approval Date
2019-06-17
IRB Approval Number
IRB2018-0424D
Analysis Plan

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