inequality

Romani Realities in the United States: Breaking the Silence. Challenge the Stereotype

Faculty Member: Jacqueline Bhabha

 

In 2019, the François-Xavier Bagnoud Center for Health and Human Rights at Harvard University (FXB Center) and the Voice of Roma implemented Romani Realities in the United States: Breaking the Silence, Challenging the Stereotype, a research project focused on the situation of Romani people in the United States. The project explored three topics in particular: (a) quantitative data with and about Romani people in the US; (b) a...

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MIT Sloan School of Management’s Work and Organizations research associate

Prof. Nathan Wilmers is seeking a full-time Predoctoral Technical Associate to coordinate
and conduct sociological research on rising wage inequality. This position will be housed in the
MIT Sloan School of Management’s Work and Organizations group. The research associate will
support a research agenda investigating the effects of organizational change, work restructuring,
and market power on economic inequality. The position is for one year, beginning July 15, 2018,
with the possibility of a second year extension.... Read more about MIT Sloan School of Management’s Work and Organizations research associate

Inequality, Information, and Perceptions of Meritocracy: Evidence from China

 

Faculty Member: Xiang Zhou

How does awareness of economic inequality affect individuals' perceptions of meritocracy and preferences for redistribution? Does information about inequality have heterogeneous effects among individuals with different economic resources and ideological orientations? Answers to these questions have profound implications for understanding how media coverage of controversial issues shapes the distribution of public opinion. To approach this goal, we will conduct a survey experiment among 2,500 Chinese netizens,...

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