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Influence of wages, job flexibility, climate and diversity on college major choice
Last registered on May 26, 2020

Pre-Trial

Trial Information
General Information
Title
Influence of wages, job flexibility, climate and diversity on college major choice
RCT ID
AEARCTR-0005719
Initial registration date
May 24, 2020
Last updated
May 26, 2020 5:02 PM EDT
Location(s)

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Primary Investigator
Affiliation
Texas A&M University
Other Primary Investigator(s)
PI Affiliation
Texas A&M University
PI Affiliation
Texas A&M University
PI Affiliation
Texas A&M University
Additional Trial Information
Status
In development
Start date
2020-04-01
End date
2023-06-30
Secondary IDs
Abstract
We study the effect of information on salary, job flexibility and climate and inclusion on college major choice.
External Link(s)
Registration Citation
Citation
Cao, Andy et al. 2020. "Influence of wages, job flexibility, climate and diversity on college major choice." AEA RCT Registry. May 26. https://doi.org/10.1257/rct.5719-1.0.
Experimental Details
Interventions
Intervention(s)
Intervention Start Date
2020-09-01
Intervention End Date
2020-12-31
Primary Outcomes
Primary Outcomes (end points)
college major choice
Primary Outcomes (explanation)
Secondary Outcomes
Secondary Outcomes (end points)
beliefs on salary, job flexibility and climate and inclusion
Secondary Outcomes (explanation)
Experimental Design
Experimental Design
Volunteers complete a survey on college major choice and receive information on salary, job flexibility and climate and inclusion.
Experimental Design Details
Not available
Randomization Method
randomization done in office by a computer.
Randomization Unit
Individual
Was the treatment clustered?
No
Experiment Characteristics
Sample size: planned number of clusters
No clustering
Sample size: planned number of observations
600+ individuals
Sample size (or number of clusters) by treatment arms
200+ control, 200+ salary info, 200+ climate/diversity info
Minimum detectable effect size for main outcomes (accounting for sample design and clustering)
IRB
INSTITUTIONAL REVIEW BOARDS (IRBs)
IRB Name
Texas A&M University IRB
IRB Approval Date
2020-04-14
IRB Approval Number
IRB2020-0424M
Analysis Plan

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