When Does Neighborhood Poverty Matter? Using Large-Scale Data to Understand Heterogeneity

DEC 06, 2019 | 3:00 PM

Details

WHERE:

The Graduate Center
365 Fifth Avenue

ROOM:

6112: Sociology Student Lounge

WHEN:

December 06, 2019: 3:00 PM

ADMISSION:

Free

Description

Mario L. Small

Mario Small

Professor of Sociology, Harvard University
 

Description: Research across the social sciences has demonstrated repeatedly that neighborhoods matter.  At this juncture, the question is how---a question that requires examining where, when, for whom, and under what conditions neighborhoods matter.  I show that these questions are more tractable than even as little as 15 years ago, given the rapidly rising availability of large-scale administrative ("big") data from public and private sources.  I present several results suggesting that, in the context of neighborhoods, race may matter more than class.