Can Social Contact Reduce Prejudice and Discrimination? Evidence from a Field Experiment in Nigeria

  • ALEXANDRA SCACCO, SHANA S. WARREN
  • American Political Science Review, April 2018, Cambridge University Press
  • DOI: 10.1017/s0003055418000151

Can Social Contact Reduce Prejudice and Discrimination? Evidence from a Field Experiment in Nigeria

What is it about?

A new field experimental study of inter-group social contact among Christian and Muslim youth in Nigeria finds that shared educational interactions reduced discrimination but not prejudice.

Why is it important?

A new field experimental study of inter-group social contact among Christian and Muslim youth in Nigeria finds that shared educational interactions reduced discrimination but not prejudice. We assess the potential for social contact interventions to mitigate prejudice and discrimination in conflict-prone social settings, and highlight the potentially negative effects of social programs that lack diversity.

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