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

Phillip Levine's picture Phillip Levine William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of Economics; Research Associate, National Bureau of Economic Research; Research Affiliate, National Poverty Center
Wellesley College
Joanne Martin's picture Joanne Martin Fred H. Merrill Professor of Organizational Behavior (emerita); Professor of Sociology (by courtesy)
Stanford University
Monica McDermott's picture Monica McDermott Associate Professor of Sociology
University of Illinois
Benoit Monin's picture Benoit Monin The Bowen H. and Janice Arthur McCoy Professor of Ethics, Psychology, and Leadership; Professor of Organizational Behavior; Professor of Psychology
Stanford University
Alison Morantz's picture Alison Morantz James and Nancy Kelso Professor of Law; Senior Fellow, Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR); Director of the Stanford Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Law and Policy Project (SIDDLAPP)
Stanford University