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Effects of speed-schools in Niger
Initial registration date
December 10, 2020
December 10, 2020 12:29 PM EST
University of Oslo
Other Primary Investigator(s)
Additional Trial Information
We study the effects of speed-schools for older children in Niger. In this plan we describe the hypotheses to be tested and how they will be tested. The description includes how the variables are coded, how we will deal with missing values, and the specification of the estimation equations. We also conduct a power analysis which suggests that we are able to identify relatively small differences. All deviations from the plan will be highlighted in the final paper.
Speed-schools, also known as accelerated learning programs, are intended to let overaged children catch up on their primary education by offering a compressed syllabus. We study such a program in Niger that compresses grades 1-6 into two years.
Intervention Start Date
Intervention End Date
Primary Outcomes (end points)
1) Schooling and learning outcomes.
2) Marriage and fertility.
3) Support for violence.
4) Self-esteem and wellbeing. 5) Hazardous child labor and time use.
6) Gender attitudes.
Primary Outcomes (explanation)
Secondary Outcomes (end points)
Secondary Outcomes (explanation)
Experimental Design Details
Was the treatment clustered?
Sample size: planned number of clusters
Sample size: planned number of observations
Sample size (or number of clusters) by treatment arms
650 control and 650 treated
Minimum detectable effect size for main outcomes (accounting for sample design and clustering)
Assuming a sample of 1300 individuals and 80 percent power we can detect effects as small as 0.16 standard deviations.
INSTITUTIONAL REVIEW BOARDS (IRBs)
Norwegian Centre for Research Data
IRB Approval Date
IRB Approval Number