Fabiana Silva

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Research Interests: 
Inequality and Stratification, Labor Market Stratification, Economic Sociology, Race and Ethnicity, Immigration, Social Networks, Social Psychology, Experimental Methods, Quantitative Methods
Office: 
410 Barrows
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My current research seeks to understand the mechanisms that perpetuate (or mitigate) group-based inequality in the labor market, with a focus on social networks and employer discrimination. Specifically, drawing on original experiments and survey data, I am examining how employers reward the referrals of black and white job applicants, the relationship between employers’ racial attitudes and their hiring behavior, and the causal effect of an increase in social network size on the employment outcomes of Mexican immigrants. I am also working on a collaborative project (with Irene Bloemraad and Kim Voss) examining frame resonance in the context of the immigrant rights movement.

PhD Date:: 
June, 2017
Dissertation Title: 
Mechanisms of Labor Market Inequality: Social Networks and Employer Discrimination
Dissertation Committee: 
Heather Haveman (Chair), Kim Voss (internal)