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SEMINAR: Julian Vedeler Johnsen (University of Bergen) – «Peer effects in mental health»

November 14, 2023 – Room 1038 – 14.30h

Coly, Caroline

SEMINAR: Stephanie Von Hinke (University of Bristol) – «Prenatal sugar consumption and later life health: Evidence from post-wartime rationing and polygenic scores»

October 17, 2023 – Room 1038 – 14.30h

SEMINAR: Amanda Y. Agan (Rutgers University) – «Removing the Mark: The Labor Market Impacts of Criminal Record Remediation»

October 10, 2023 – Room 1038 – 14.30h

SEMINAR: Claudia Hupkau (CUNEF) – «Online tutoring works: Experimental evidence from a program with vulnerable children»

October 3, 2023 – Room 1038 – 14.30h

2023/06: Issue brief: college students’ social capital and their perceptions of local and national cohesion

Using Queens College (a four-year college in NYC public system) students’ survey data from 2022/23, we find that vulnerable students have less social capital in terms of physical order and social support in their neighborhoods. While social capital is directly related to self-reported neighborhood and national cohesion, resilience, and better mental health, different components of social capital matter for specific demographics.
Physical order is more salient for less vulnerable students while social support is more salient for vulnerable students. Our findings underscore the need for policy action to be tailored to specific groups, rather than following a one-size-fits-all approach.