Belief-updating About Discrimination: How to Close the Partisan Belief Gap

Awarded Scholars:
Rebecca Royer, University of California, San Diego
Project Date:
May 2023
Award Amount:
$10,000

Discrimination is notoriously difficult to measure because, in most circumstances, differential treatment towards minority workers can be explained by factors other than the worker's race or gender, such as fields of study or location. Given the difficulty of identifying clean signals of discrimination in the labor market, people may use “unclean” signals, such as wage gaps. Doctoral student in economics Rebecca Royer will explore the differences in Democrats' and Republicans' beliefs about race and gender wage gaps. She will conduct survey experiments for her study.

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