Study subjects will be randomly assigned to one of two conditions. In the treatment condition, subjects will be set up with an Uber account if they do not already have one. They will then be provided with $200 of Uber ride credits per month for six months, for a total of $1,200. Subjects will be asked to download a smartphone app that contains a transit trip planning tool, as well as a link to the Pennsylvania Career Link website, which contains information on career services and job search resources. This app will also collect geolocation data and administer the follow-up surveys. The career resources in the app will only be available for six months after enrollment. The app will automatically stop collecting geolocation data at this time as well.
The control condition has all the same components as the treatment, except that subjects will receive only $200 of Uber ride credits, all paid within the first month.
For both groups, ride credit balances cannot be carried over from one month to the next. Rides may be used for any purpose. The only restriction is that the subject herself must be present during the ride. She may not purchase a ride solely for someone else.