Socioeconomic Inequality

TSCS and Case Studies

Socioeconomic inequality includes systematic discrepancies among citizens in income, assets, mobility, accessible resources, etc. I am interested in this structural property’s effects, paths, and mechanisms on individual and group political decisions and behaviors. In particular, how do people recognize inequality (what aspects of inequality)? How does their awareness and understanding of inequality affect their political cognition, preferences, and decisions? Even more interestingly, what (or…who) forms the masses’ inequality perceptions?

Selected Publications

Solt, Frederick, Yue Hu, Kevan Hudson, Jungmin Song, Dong ‘Erico’ Yu. 2017. “Economic Inequality and Class Consciousness.” The Journal of Politics 79(3): 1079–83.

———. 2016. “Economic Inequality and Belief in Meritocracy in the United States.” Research & Politics 3(4): 1–7.

Tang, Wenfang, Yue Hu, and Shuai Jin. 2016. “Affirmative Inaction: Language Education and Labor Mobility among China’s Muslim Minorities.” Chinese Sociological Review 48(4): 346–66.

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July 29, 2021
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inequality public opinion methodology
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