Cost-Effective Public Child Care Benefits Children and Mothers

Last registered on February 07, 2020

Pre-Trial

Trial Information

General Information

Title
Cost-Effective Public Child Care Benefits Children and Mothers
RCT ID
AEARCTR-0005405
Initial registration date
February 06, 2020
Last updated
February 07, 2020, 1:36 PM EST

Locations

Primary Investigator

Affiliation
Inter-American Development Bank

Other Primary Investigator(s)

PI Affiliation
Universidad Católica de Chile

Additional Trial Information

Status
Completed
Start date
2013-10-01
End date
2018-12-01
Secondary IDs
Abstract
This study evaluates the impacts of a public child care program for children aged 0-4 in poor urban areas in Nicaragua. We explore the effects of this program on several measures of children's and parental outcomes.
External Link(s)

Registration Citation

Citation
Hojman, Andres and Florencia Lopez Boo. 2020. "Cost-Effective Public Child Care Benefits Children and Mothers." AEA RCT Registry. February 07. https://doi.org/10.1257/rct.5405-1.0
Experimental Details

Interventions

Intervention(s)
Intervention Start Date
2013-11-01
Intervention End Date
2015-10-01

Primary Outcomes

Primary Outcomes (end points)
Child development, parenting practices, maternal work
Primary Outcomes (explanation)

Secondary Outcomes

Secondary Outcomes (end points)
Secondary Outcomes (explanation)

Experimental Design

Experimental Design
Randomized control trial. 39 neighborhoods were randomly assigned to treatment and control conditions. Those assigned to the control condition were expected to be phased into the program, receiving CICOs (child care) one to two years following the construction of CICOs.
Experimental Design Details
Randomization Method
Randomization was done in office by a computer
Randomization Unit
Neighborhood
Was the treatment clustered?
Yes

Experiment Characteristics

Sample size: planned number of clusters
39 neighborhoods
Sample size: planned number of observations
1,726 children
Sample size (or number of clusters) by treatment arms
Half the units were assigned to treatment and half to control.
Minimum detectable effect size for main outcomes (accounting for sample design and clustering)
IRB

Institutional Review Boards (IRBs)

IRB Name
IRB Approval Date
IRB Approval Number

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
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Reports & Other Materials