Jane Gingrich

  Wednesday, 8th May 2024

  14:00 - 15:00

   CESS Seminar Room - 3 George Street Mews

   Why do Populists Dislike Higher Education? A Test of Mechanisms


This talk outlines a planned survey, to be fielded in 5 countries, which includes three experiments regarding education politics: a conjoint design examining how people perceive educational quality, a test of voters’ willingness to punish incumbents for poor educational performance, and an examination of the mechanisms that underpin support for educational expansion in higher education. In the talk I will focus mostly on the last design, looking to unpack the mechanisms that might explain growing backlash against higher education amongst some groups of voters.