Advice and Job Search
Last registered on February 23, 2020

Pre-Trial

Trial Information
General Information
Title
Advice and Job Search
RCT ID
AEARCTR-0005114
Initial registration date
November 26, 2019
Last updated
February 23, 2020 7:09 AM EST
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Primary Investigator
Affiliation
Other Primary Investigator(s)
PI Affiliation
Additional Trial Information
Status
In development
Start date
2019-11-27
End date
2020-12-31
Secondary IDs
Abstract
We aim to understand whether giving or receiving advice affects the job search behavior of soon-to-be university graduates and their subsequent labor market outcomes. Relatedly, we will examine the impact of their first and second-order beliefs about particular social norms.
External Link(s)
Registration Citation
Citation
Hafalir, Elif Incekara and Stephanie Wang. 2020. "Advice and Job Search." AEA RCT Registry. February 23. https://doi.org/10.1257/rct.5114-1.3.
Experimental Details
Interventions
Intervention(s)
Intervention Start Date
2019-11-27
Intervention End Date
2020-12-31
Primary Outcomes
Primary Outcomes (end points)
Willingness to pay for a premium job search platform account
Primary Outcomes (explanation)
Secondary Outcomes
Secondary Outcomes (end points)
Secondary Outcomes (explanation)
Experimental Design
Experimental Design
There will be a control arm, a treatment arm in which the subjects give advice about best job search practices, and another treatment arm in which the subjects receive advice on the same job search topics. We will also measure individual time preferences using experimental and survey methods.
Experimental Design Details
Not available
Randomization Method
Randomization done by computer
Randomization Unit
Individual
Was the treatment clustered?
No
Experiment Characteristics
Sample size: planned number of clusters
1050
Sample size: planned number of observations
1050
Sample size (or number of clusters) by treatment arms
350 in each treatment
Minimum detectable effect size for main outcomes (accounting for sample design and clustering)
IRB
INSTITUTIONAL REVIEW BOARDS (IRBs)
IRB Name
UTS Human Research Ethics Committee
IRB Approval Date
2019-05-14
IRB Approval Number
ETH19-3651