Effects of an Unconditional Cash Transfer on the Economic and Psychological Well-being of Low-Income Households in Compton, CA

Last registered on June 14, 2022

Pre-Trial

Trial Information

General Information

Title
Effects of an Unconditional Cash Transfer on the Economic and Psychological Well-being of Low-Income Households in Compton, CA
RCT ID
AEARCTR-0007621
Initial registration date
May 21, 2021

Initial registration date is when the trial was registered.

It corresponds to when the registration was submitted to the Registry to be reviewed for publication.

First published
May 24, 2021, 8:55 AM EDT

First published corresponds to when the trial was first made public on the Registry after being reviewed.

Last updated
June 14, 2022, 9:15 AM EDT

Last updated is the most recent time when changes to the trial's registration were published.

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Primary Investigator

Affiliation
Princeton University

Other Primary Investigator(s)

PI Affiliation
New York University
PI Affiliation
New York University
PI Affiliation
The Jain Family Institute
PI Affiliation
Stockholm University

Additional Trial Information

Status
On going
Start date
2021-02-21
End date
2024-04-21
Secondary IDs
Prior work
This trial does not extend or rely on any prior RCTs.
Abstract
This study examines the economic and psychological effects of a guaranteed income program on low-income households in Compton, California.
External Link(s)

Registration Citation

Citation
Balakrishnan, Sidhya et al. 2022. "Effects of an Unconditional Cash Transfer on the Economic and Psychological Well-being of Low-Income Households in Compton, CA ." AEA RCT Registry. June 14. https://doi.org/10.1257/rct.7621
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Experimental Details

Interventions

Intervention(s)
Unconditional cash transfers delivered at regular intervals over 24 months.
Intervention Start Date
2021-02-21
Intervention End Date
2023-04-21

Primary Outcomes

Primary Outcomes (end points)
See pre-analysis plan
Primary Outcomes (explanation)

Secondary Outcomes

Secondary Outcomes (end points)
Secondary Outcomes (explanation)

Experimental Design

Experimental Design
This study uses a randomized controlled trial to assess the effects of a 24-month unconditional guaranteed income on the economic and psychological well-being of low-income households in Compton, CA.
Experimental Design Details
Not available
Randomization Method
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Randomization Unit
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Was the treatment clustered?
No

Experiment Characteristics

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

Institutional Review Boards (IRBs)

IRB Name
NYU Institutional Review Board
IRB Approval Date
2021-09-03
IRB Approval Number
Guaranteed Income: Compton (IRB-FY2021-5729)
Analysis Plan

Analysis Plan Documents

Household Response to a Guaranteed Income Policy: Evidence from a Randomized Experiment in Compton, California

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Uploaded At: June 13, 2022