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

Valerie Purdie-Vaughns's picture Valerie Purdie-Vaughns Director for the Laboratory of Intergroup Relations and the Social Mind; Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology; Research Fellow at the Institute for Research on African-American Studies
Columbia University
Deborah Rhode's picture Deborah Rhode Ernest W. McFarland Professor of Law; Director, Center on the Legal Profession
Stanford University
Cecilia Ridgeway's picture Cecilia Ridgeway Discrimination Research Group Leader, Lucie Stern Professor in the Social Sciences
Stanford University
Nicole Shelton's picture Nicole Shelton Professor of Psychology
Princeton University
James Sidanius's picture James Sidanius John Lindsley Professor of Psychology in memory of William James and of African and African American Studies
Harvard University