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Alcohol, IPV, and Productivity
Last registered on September 18, 2020

Pre-Trial

Trial Information
General Information
Title
Alcohol, IPV, and Productivity
RCT ID
AEARCTR-0006413
Initial registration date
September 07, 2020
Last updated
September 18, 2020 10:29 AM EDT
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Primary Investigator
Affiliation
Colgate University
Other Primary Investigator(s)
PI Affiliation
Colgate University
Additional Trial Information
Status
On going
Start date
2020-09-07
End date
2021-06-30
Secondary IDs
Abstract
A major social and economic problem in developing countries is widespread abuse of alcohol, especially among young men. In western Kenya, a highly populated area with significant levels of rural poverty, illicit sale and consumption of locally brewed spirits appears to be causing significant negative societal impacts: harming health, decreasing agricultural productivity, and leading to intra-household conflict. The resulting detrimental health and economic effects on women can be especially severe. Despite its severity, there has been very little research in the development economics literature analyzing methods to decrease alcohol abuse and its corresponding deleterious impact on women and economic productivity. In this study, we seek to determine whether an alcohol counseling and outreach program in rural Western Kenya can increase levels of sobriety and decrease expenditures on alcohol. While this program will primarily target alcohol usage, we are interested in associated effects of the program on spousal relations (IPV), intra-household information sharing, and economic productivity.
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Registration Citation
Citation
Castilla, Carolina and David Murphy. 2020. "Alcohol, IPV, and Productivity." AEA RCT Registry. September 18. https://doi.org/10.1257/rct.6413-1.0.
Sponsors & Partners
Sponsor(s)
Partner(s)
Type
government
Experimental Details
Interventions
Intervention(s)
Four months of one-on-one alcohol counseling with a local organization.
Intervention Start Date
2021-01-01
Intervention End Date
2021-06-30
Primary Outcomes
Primary Outcomes (end points)
Alcohol consumption, alcohol expenditures, reported incidence of IPV, hours worked, expenditures in an experimental auction on productive agricultural inputs.
Primary Outcomes (explanation)
Secondary Outcomes
Secondary Outcomes (end points)
Secondary Outcomes (explanation)
Experimental Design
Experimental Design
In this study, we seek to determine whether an alcohol counseling and outreach program in rural Western Kenya can increase levels of sobriety and decrease expenditures on alcohol. While this program will primarily target alcohol usage, we are interested in associated effects of the program on spousal relations (IPV), Intra-household information sharing, and economic productivity. We plan to include approximately 450 households (900 individuals) in 20 villages in Kakamega, Bungoma, and northern Busia countries in Kenya. We will invite a randomly chosen third of these households to participate in substance abuse trainings carried out by the Giselle Foundation, which will include both group and individual counseling sessions over four months. These households will receive the opportunity to receive a financial incentive for participation. We will also employ an experimental approach that uses an auction mechanism to measure willingness to pay for agricultural inputs.
Experimental Design Details
Not available
Randomization Method
In office by a computer.
Randomization Unit
Randomization will be at the household level.
Was the treatment clustered?
No
Experiment Characteristics
Sample size: planned number of clusters
Estimated 450 households
Sample size: planned number of observations
Estimated 900 individuals.
Sample size (or number of clusters) by treatment arms
150 households in pure control, 150 households in spillover control, 150 households in treatment.
Minimum detectable effect size for main outcomes (accounting for sample design and clustering)
Supporting Documents and Materials
Documents
Document Name
IRB approval
Document Type
irb_protocol
Document Description
IRB approval document.
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IRB approval

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Uploaded At: September 07, 2020

IRB
INSTITUTIONAL REVIEW BOARDS (IRBs)
IRB Name
Colgate University
IRB Approval Date
2020-09-04
IRB Approval Number
FR-F20-01