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Gender, Information, and Educational Outcomes: Experimental Evidence from Nigeria
Last registered on October 21, 2019

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
October 21, 2019 10:03 AM EDT
Location(s)

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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
2020-12-31
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. 2019. "Gender, Information, and Educational Outcomes: Experimental Evidence from Nigeria." AEA RCT Registry. October 21. https://doi.org/10.1257/rct.4839-1.0.
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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
2020-12-31
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)
See attached plan
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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