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Improving SPE’s outreach among university students: Results from a RCT in the Basque Country University

We set up an experiment that aims to improve the registration rate at PES of last year undergraduate students of the University of the Basque Country. The results of this experiment show large gains from information-enhancing interventions on PES if designed holistically. We estimate the effects of receiving two interventions. The first information campaign, which only tells students about the potential benefits of registering is not effective in improving their intention to register at PES. However, when students are informed on both the benefits of registering at PES and on the existence of a close and custom-tailored service to students their intention to register at PES increases by more than 10 percentage points.

Authors:

Pablo Brugarolas
Lucía Gorjón
Ainhoa Vega-Bayo

Key Words:

RCT, unemployment, youth, PES, outreach.

Suggested Citation:

“Brugarolas, P., Gorjón, L., Vega-Bayo, A. (2021). Improving SPE’s outreach among university students: Results from a RCT in the Basque Country University. ISEAK Report 2021/5. Available at: https://iseak.eu/en/documentos/mejorando-el-alcance-de-los-spe-entre-los-estudiantes-universitarios-resultados-de-un-experimento-aleatorio-en-la-universidad-del-pais-vasco/.