Inequality Seminar Series - Siwei Cheng
FEB 26, 2019 | 2:00 PM TO 4:00 PM
The Graduate Center
365 Fifth Avenue
February 26, 2019: 2:00 PM-4:00 PM
Stone Center on Socio-Economic Inequality
The Stone Center hosts a seminar series focused on inequality. The purpose of this series is to give researchers opportunities to present new work to enable intensive discussion and feedback.
Siwei Cheng is an assistant professor of sociology at New York University. Her research focuses on labor market inequality and has been published in the American Journal of Sociology, American Sociological Review, and Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
Cheng will present on a study that considers two contradictory observations about mobility in America: intergenerational mobility is low and remarkably stable, yet Americans seem optimistic about mobility and opportunity. Cheng and her coauthor argue that previous work tends to focus on perceived mobility for specific income groups. They propose a new survey instrument that differentiates perceived mobility outcomes across the parental income distribution and report findings in a large-sample survey.