Counterfactual Analyses of Mechanisms of Social Inequality

Tuesday, 17 July 2018: 15:30-17:20
RC28 Social Stratification (host committee)

Language: English

This session welcomes presentations of counterfactual analyses of social stratification processes in contemporary societies. We invite analyses based on randomised experiments, diff-in-diff, regression discontinuity designs and other counterfactual methods for causal inference concerning mechanisms of inequality in education and in the labor market. This session aims at bringing together a sample of substantive applications of these methods to develop a common reflection on the potential, as well as on the limitations, of counterfactual analyses of social inequality
Session Organizer:
Carlo BARONE, Sciences Po, France
Carlo BARONE, Sciences Po, France
Oral Presentations
The Role of Information Biases for Higher Education Enrollments Evidence from a Randomized Field Experiment.
Alessandra RUSCONI, WZB Berlin Social Science Center, Germany; Claudia FINGER, WZB Berlin Social Science Center, Germany; Heike SOLGA, WZB Berlin Social Science Center, Germany
Unfolding the Mechanisms of Compensatory Advantage: An Instrumental Variable Approach
Fabrizio BERNARDI, EUI, Italy; Estelle HERBAUT, EUI, Italy
Paradoxes of Heterogeneous Returns: The Negative Selection Syndrome in Stratification Research
Tony TAM, Department of Sociology, The Chinese University of HongKong, Hong Kong; Ling ZHU, Stanford University, USA