Integrating Immigrants as a Tool for Broad Development
Last registered on January 05, 2020

Pre-Trial

Trial Information
General Information
Title
Integrating Immigrants as a Tool for Broad Development
RCT ID
AEARCTR-0005188
Initial registration date
December 28, 2019
Last updated
January 05, 2020 11:35 PM EST
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Primary Investigator
Affiliation
Nova School of Business and Economics
Other Primary Investigator(s)
PI Affiliation
University of Chicago
Additional Trial Information
Status
In development
Start date
2020-01-02
End date
2021-12-31
Secondary IDs
Abstract
Immigration can contribute to the sustainable development of ageing host countries. The challenge for this policy to succeed is the integration of immigrants. This project proposes to experimentally evaluate the impact of policies to enhance immigrant integration using a randomized controlled trial to be implemented among 1500 Cape Verdean immigrants residing in Portugal. The interventions will be multi-dimensional and are expected to promote better quality employment of migrants, better access and usage of health or education services, and to improve integration indicators.
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Registration Citation
Citation
Batista, Catia and Julia Seither. 2020. "Integrating Immigrants as a Tool for Broad Development." AEA RCT Registry. January 05. https://doi.org/10.1257/rct.5188-1.0.
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Experimental Details
Interventions
Intervention(s)
• Information Treatment: holistic immigrant information program
• Identity Treatment: information treatment and identity treatment
• Control Group: placebo intervention
Intervention Start Date
2020-01-02
Intervention End Date
2021-12-31
Primary Outcomes
Primary Outcomes (end points)
Our main variables of interest for immigrant integration can be grouped into three main groups of interest:
1. Psychometric indicators:
a. Aspirations over income, wealth, and social status.
b. Locus of control and self-efficacy.
c. Grit and depression indicators.
2. Employment indicators:
a. Employment status.
b. Occupation.
c. Income.
3. Integration indicators:
a. Legal migration status.
b. Social network.
We will estimate the impact of our interventions on household members in the origin country through both material and social remittances:
1. Material remittances:
a. Binary indicator of remittances sent.
b. Remittances amount sent.
2. Social remittances:
a. Frequency of contact.
b. Social preferences.
c. Political attitudes.
Primary Outcomes (explanation)
Secondary Outcomes
Secondary Outcomes (end points)
Secondary Outcomes (explanation)
Experimental Design
Experimental Design
• Information Treatment: 500 immigrants are subject to a holistic immigrant information program
• Identity Treatment: 500 immigrants will receive the information treatment and be additionally exposed to an identity treatment
• Control Group: 500 immigrants will be subject to a placebo intervention
Experimental Design Details
Not available
Randomization Method
Randomization done by a computer
Randomization Unit
Individual
Was the treatment clustered?
No
Experiment Characteristics
Sample size: planned number of clusters
1500 individuals
Sample size: planned number of observations
1500 individuals
Sample size (or number of clusters) by treatment arms
500 individuals per treatment arm
Minimum detectable effect size for main outcomes (accounting for sample design and clustering)
To be completed after baseline survey, since control means and standard deviations of key outcomes are unknown.
IRB
INSTITUTIONAL REVIEW BOARDS (IRBs)
IRB Name
Nova School of Business and Economics
IRB Approval Date
2019-12-02
IRB Approval Number
N/A