Discrimination and Poverty

  • Shelley Correll
  • Cecilia Ridgeway
  • David Pedulla

Leaders: Shelley Correll, David Pedulla, Cecilia Ridgeway 

The Poverty and Discrimination RG is charged with developing a regularized protocol for measuring the amount and extent of discrimination in labor and housing markets. It is increasingly clear that labor market discrimination, far from withering away, remains very prominent for many statuses and in many types of markets. However, because this research tradition is based on “one-off” audit studies and laboratory experiments, it is not possible to compare across studies and assess which types of discrimination are the most important or the most resistant to change. There is accordingly a need to build a standardized protocol for monitoring trends in discrimination across the various types of discrimination in play (e.g., poverty status, employment status, homelessness, economic background, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, incarceration status, citizenship, religion, disability). The twofold objective of this protocol is to make it possible to assess which types of discrimination are especially prominent and which types are growing weaker or stronger over time.


CPI Collaborators

Peter Kuhn's picture Peter Kuhn Professor of Economics; Research Associate, National Bureau of Economic Research, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA), and the Center for Economic Studies (CES)
University of California, Santa Barbara
Marianne LaFrance's picture Marianne LaFrance Professor of Psychology, Professor of Women's and Gender Studies
Yale University
Michele Lamont Robert I. Goldman Professor of European Studies, Professor of Sociology and African and African American Studies
Harvard University
Bart Landry's picture Bart Landry Professor of Sociology, Emeritus
University of Maryland
Kevin Lang's picture Kevin Lang Professor of Economics; Research Associate, National Bureau of Economic Research
Boston University