How social norms can reflect and create social inequalities

Author: Stefanie Mollborn
Published by: CPC Learning Network , LINEA Project
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This webinar discusses norm change as a potential solution to social problems, arguing that one must acknowledge that norms are both shaped by and create social inequalities.

Dr. Stefanie Mollborn, Institute of Behavioral Science and Department of Sociology, University of Colorado Boulder, considers in this webinar how norms and social control are applied differently to people from different social groups and how individuals have differing capacities to comply with and enforce norms including gender norms. It draws on data from two U.S. cases, teen sex and pregnancy and young people’s use of technology, to discuss implications for norm-based interventions and norm change.