Department of Politics - Princeton University Princeton University

Tali Mendelberg

In light of the dramatic rise in social, political, and economic inequality in the United States, Tali Mendelberg is researching why support for policies that would reduce inequality is so low. Her Bobst grant funded a survey of Princeton and other university students regarding their support for a particularly salient redistributive policy: financial aid for higher education. Using a series of survey experiments, she is examining how variations in individual characteristics, social
norms, personal costs, and perceptions of aid recipients affect student support for financial redistribution.