CENTER EVENT: Behavioral Policy Speaker Series — Cecilia Mo

Thu, May 4, 2017, 4:30 pm

"When Do the Advantaged See the Disadvantages of Others?  A Quasi-Experimental Study of National Service" —

Are there mechanisms by which the “haves” can see the perspective of the “have nots”? If advantaged individuals have prolonged engagement with disadvantaged populations and confront issues of inequality through national service, do they see the world more through the lens of the poor? Cecilia Hyunjung Mo, Assistant Professor of Public Policy education Education and Faculty Fellow, Latin American Public Opinion Project at Vanderbilt University, explores this question by examining Teach For America (TFA), a prominent national service program that integrates top college graduates into low-income communities for two years and employs a selection model that allows for causal inference. A regression discontinuity approach utilizing an original survey of over 32,000 TFA applicants and TFA’s selection data for the 2007-2015 application cycles reveals that extended intergroup contact in a service context causes advantaged Americans to adopt beliefs that are closer to those of disadvantaged Americans. Mo discusses the findings, which have broad implications for our understanding of the impact of intergroup contact on perceptions of social justice and prejudice reduction. 

Location: 
399 Julis Romo Rabinowitz Building
Audience: 
Open to the Public
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