Padua Pilot Study - Using Intensive Case Management to Lift Families Out of Poverty
Last registered on September 13, 2018

Pre-Trial

Trial Information
General Information
Title
Padua Pilot Study - Using Intensive Case Management to Lift Families Out of Poverty
RCT ID
AEARCTR-0000722
Initial registration date
May 26, 2015
Last updated
September 13, 2018 3:15 PM EDT
Location(s)
Region
Primary Investigator
Affiliation
University of Notre Dame
Other Primary Investigator(s)
PI Affiliation
University of Notre Dame
PI Affiliation
University of Notre Dame
Additional Trial Information
Status
Completed
Start date
2015-03-16
End date
2018-07-31
Secondary IDs
Abstract
This study will measure the impact of the Padua Pilot, an intensive case management intervention designed to permanently lift people out of poverty. The intervention has three key components: First, participants are assessed along many dimensions (skills and abilities, physical and mental health, resources, etc.) to determine their barriers to self-sufficiency and to develop a personalized service plan. Second, participants are assigned to a two-person case management team (a case manager and a case aide) who will implement the customized service plan. Caseloads will be very low (16 clients/case management team), and service coordination will be comprehensive. Third, temporary financial assistance will be made available on a case-by-case basis to address potential obstacles to self-sufficiency. This study will evaluate the impact of this intervention on key outcomes including family income, poverty, savings, and use of social programs. Participants are selected at random via a lottery from clients who contact Catholic Charities Fort Worth seeking assistance through three of their largest programs: financial assistance, immigration services, and a family support program. The study will include 350 participants, 150 in the treatment group and 200 in the control group. The outcomes will be tracked through a baseline survey and annual follow-up surveys for up to four years.
External Link(s)
Registration Citation
Citation
Evans, William, Shawna Kolka and James Sullivan. 2018. "Padua Pilot Study - Using Intensive Case Management to Lift Families Out of Poverty." AEA RCT Registry. September 13. https://www.socialscienceregistry.org/trials/722/history/34219
Experimental Details
Interventions
Intervention(s)
Intervention Start Date
2015-03-16
Intervention End Date
2018-07-31
Primary Outcomes
Primary Outcomes (end points)
family income, poverty rate, social program usage, savings
Primary Outcomes (explanation)
Secondary Outcomes
Secondary Outcomes (end points)
Secondary Outcomes (explanation)
Experimental Design
Experimental Design
Randomized controlled trial evaluation
Experimental Design Details
Randomization Method
randomization done in office by a computer
Randomization Unit
Families
Was the treatment clustered?
No
Experiment Characteristics
Sample size: planned number of clusters
350 families
Sample size: planned number of observations
350 families
Sample size (or number of clusters) by treatment arms
150 treatment families, 200 control families
Minimum detectable effect size for main outcomes (accounting for sample design and clustering)
IRB
INSTITUTIONAL REVIEW BOARDS (IRBs)
IRB Name
University of Notre Dame Institutional Review Board
IRB Approval Date
2014-09-18
IRB Approval Number
14-08-2007
Post-Trial
Post Trial Information
Study Withdrawal
Intervention
Is the intervention completed?
No
Is data collection complete?
Data Publication
Data Publication
Is public data available?
No
Program Files
Program Files
Reports and Papers
Preliminary Reports
Relevant Papers