Luxembourg Institute of Socio-Economic Research (LISER)
Maison des Sciences Humaines
11, Porte des Sciences
L-4366 Esch-sur-Alzette / Belval
LISER Conference room (1st floor)
Joint work with Warn N. Lekfuangfu (UC3M), with Norachit Jirasatthumb (KKU), Phumsith Mahasuweerachai (KKU) and Suphanit Piyapromdee (UCL).
We design a set of randomised controlled interventions, which intends to address the gaps in aspirations and income expectations across families of different socioeconomic statuses. We conduct the school-level intervention in the classroom with primary- and middle-school students and their main carers in Thailand with two main intervention arms (i) a course on career perspective, and (ii) a course on Growth Mindset. As in many developing countries, children’s beliefs and outcomes are highly influenced by parents, and the second set of our interventions is extended to a randomly selected group of parents who receive both curricula. Preliminary results, measured soon after the intervention concluded, show that middle-school students are more responsive to our intervention in their skills (test score and noncognitive), their beliefs about their future, and their views on gendered occupational choices.