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Advice, Time Preferences, Social Norms, and Job Search

Last registered on November 27, 2019

Pre-Trial

Trial Information

General Information

Title
Advice and Job Search
RCT ID
AEARCTR-0005114
Initial registration date
November 26, 2019

Initial registration date is when the trial was registered.

It corresponds to when the registration was submitted to the Registry to be reviewed for publication.

First published
November 27, 2019, 10:52 AM EST

First published corresponds to when the trial was first made public on the Registry after being reviewed.

Locations

Region

Primary Investigator

Affiliation

Other Primary Investigator(s)

PI Affiliation

Additional Trial Information

Status
In development
Start date
2019-11-27
End date
2019-12-25
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. 2019. "Advice and Job Search." AEA RCT Registry. November 27. https://doi.org/10.1257/rct.5114
Experimental Details

Interventions

Intervention(s)
Intervention Start Date
2019-11-27
Intervention End Date
2019-12-25

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.
Experimental Design Details
Randomization Method
Randomization done by computer
Randomization Unit
Individual
Was the treatment clustered?
No

Experiment Characteristics

Sample size: planned number of clusters
1500
Sample size: planned number of observations
1500
Sample size (or number of clusters) by treatment arms
500 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

Post-Trial

Post Trial Information

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Intervention

Is the intervention completed?
No
Data Collection Complete
Data Publication

Data Publication

Is public data available?
No

Program Files

Program Files
Reports, Papers & Other Materials

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Reports & Other Materials