Supported employment: A large-scale RCT

Last registered on November 16, 2020

Pre-Trial

Trial Information

General Information

Title
Supported employment: A large-scale RCT
RCT ID
AEARCTR-0006740
Initial registration date
November 16, 2020
Last updated
November 16, 2020, 1:11 PM EST

Locations

Region

Primary Investigator

Affiliation
Frisch Centre

Other Primary Investigator(s)

Additional Trial Information

Status
Completed
Start date
2014-05-01
End date
2017-12-31
Secondary IDs
Abstract
Previous research has shown that supported employment is effective in helping individuals with mental illness into employment. In this study, we will report on a large-scale RCT among people with partial work capacity in general, and be able to study the effects of supported employment for people with reduced work capacity. The RCT was conducted in collaboration with the Norwegian Labor and Welfare Administration. Individuals with reduced work capacity in 7 counties in Norway were randomized to supported employment focusing on “place-than-train”, or traditional vocational services based on the “train/treat-then-place” idea. The randomization started in May 2014 and lasted until December 2017, comprising 43 months of randomization. We will use administrative register data to analyse the effects on employment outcomes as well as participation in various welfare programs. Data will be received on November 16 2020.
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Registration Citation

Citation
Hauge, Karen. 2020. "Supported employment: A large-scale RCT." AEA RCT Registry. November 16. https://doi.org/10.1257/rct.6740-1.0
Experimental Details

Interventions

Intervention(s)
Treatment group: Supported employment
Control group: The traditional vocational service provided in 2014-2017 (in Norwegian called "Arbeid med bistand" and "Oppfølgingstiltaket")
Intervention Start Date
2014-05-01
Intervention End Date
2017-12-31

Primary Outcomes

Primary Outcomes (end points)
Monthly salary, Employment
Primary Outcomes (explanation)

Secondary Outcomes

Secondary Outcomes (end points)
Participating in welfare programs, Receiving welfare benefits, Participating in education
Secondary Outcomes (explanation)

Experimental Design

Experimental Design
Individuals with reduced work capacity in 7 counties in Norway were randomized to supported employment focusing on “place-than-train”, or traditional vocational services based on the “train/treat-then-place” idea.
Experimental Design Details
Randomization Method
Randomization was done on a secure webpage (computer) designed by the research team, and conducted by a worker at the Norwegian Labor and Welfare Administration in each county.
Randomization Unit
Individual
Was the treatment clustered?
No

Experiment Characteristics

Sample size: planned number of clusters
3000
Sample size: planned number of observations
3000
Sample size (or number of clusters) by treatment arms
3000
Minimum detectable effect size for main outcomes (accounting for sample design and clustering)
3,4%
IRB

Institutional Review Boards (IRBs)

IRB Name
Personvernombudet ved Frischsenteret
IRB Approval Date
2018-11-12
IRB Approval Number
Details not available
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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

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