Parental migration and noncognitive skills: Evidence from priming effects in a lab-in-the-field experiment with left-behind children in China

Last registered on April 27, 2021

Pre-Trial

Trial Information

General Information

Title
Parental migration and noncognitive skills: Evidence from priming effects in a lab-in-the-field experiment with left-behind children in China
RCT ID
AEARCTR-0007607
Initial registration date
April 26, 2021
Last updated
April 27, 2021, 7:10 AM EDT

Locations

Region

Primary Investigator

Affiliation
Nankai University, Tianjin, China

Other Primary Investigator(s)

Additional Trial Information

Status
On going
Start date
2021-04-25
End date
2021-05-15
Secondary IDs
Abstract
In this study, we investigate whether priming the children their parents' migration status affect their performance in noncognitive skill tasks.
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Registration Citation

Citation
Zou, Wenbo. 2021. "Parental migration and noncognitive skills: Evidence from priming effects in a lab-in-the-field experiment with left-behind children in China." AEA RCT Registry. April 27. https://doi.org/10.1257/rct.7607-1.0
Experimental Details

Interventions

Intervention(s)
Intervention Start Date
2021-04-25
Intervention End Date
2021-05-15

Primary Outcomes

Primary Outcomes (end points)
Four aspects of noncognitive skills: cooperation, communication, grit and creativity.
Primary Outcomes (explanation)

Secondary Outcomes

Secondary Outcomes (end points)
Secondary Outcomes (explanation)

Experimental Design

Experimental Design
We measure cooperation and communication with public good games; we measure grit in a cognitive task; we measure creativity with a drawing task.
Experimental Design Details
Randomization Method
Randomization done in office by a computer.
Randomization Unit
School.
Was the treatment clustered?
Yes

Experiment Characteristics

Sample size: planned number of clusters
30 schools.
Sample size: planned number of observations
1800 pupils.
Sample size (or number of clusters) by treatment arms
15 schools control, 15 schools treatment.
Minimum detectable effect size for main outcomes (accounting for sample design and clustering)
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Intervention

Is the intervention completed?
No
Data Collection Complete
Data Publication

Data Publication

Is public data available?
No

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