Juan Carlos Castillo

Juan Carlos Castillo

Deputy Director and Principal Researcher Academic Board, Council members, Researchers INVESTIGATION LINE: Interacciones

Deputy Director, Principal Researcher at Group and Individual Interactions, and in charge of development and implementation of Social Cohesion Observatory at COES. Also Assistant Professor at the Institute of Sociology, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (PUC). Ph.D in sociology at the Department of empirical research methods of Humboldt University, Berlin, and Master in Public Administration at Potsdam University. Currently is Principal Researcher at Fondecyt Regular Nº1160921 Project, "Economía moral de la meritocracia y preferencias distributivas". Also is in charge of team study member of sociology at FONDECYT-CONICYT. Previously he coordinated research area investigation at Centro de Medición, Mide UC of the PUC. His research areas include social inequality, distributive justice, public opinion and civic education.

Proyectos de investigación del autor

2014 In Process Social legitimacy, conflict and cohesion in Chile The present research addresses the question of legitimacy with a focus on the Chilean case concerning three specific topics: support for democracy, trust in public institutions and citizenship participation. The goal is to go beyond the traditional notion of legitimacy considering not only levels of political support but also variations in the levels of support according to a series of individual and contextual characteristics.
Main ResearcherJuan Carlos Castillo
2014 In Process Fair inequalities: contextual and psychosocial factors The present research aims to advance the analysis of explanatory mechanisms of the context effect on the justification of inequality through the presentation of experimental situations (laboratory and survey) where the “real” situation of inequality is manipulated and then its influence on the ideal or fair situation of inequality is analysed. This is framed within the empirical approximation towards distributive fairness, particularly in the justification of salary differences as a form of “fair inequality”.
Main ResearcherJuan Carlos Castillo
2014 In Process Social legitimacy, conflict and cohesion in Chile The present research addresses the question of legitimacy with a focus on the Chilean case concerning three specific topics: support for democracy, trust in public institutions and citizenship participation. The goal is to go beyond the traditional notion of legitimacy considering not only levels of political support but also variations in the levels of support according to a series of individual and contextual characteristics.
Main ResearcherJuan Carlos Castillo
2014 Completed Latent class analysis of forms of civic and political participation among Chilean adolescents In order to identify different patterns of civic participation, this project analyzed patterns of civic and political participation among Chilean adolescents using a latent class analysis (LCA, see Methodology section). The identification of homogeneous groups that underlie the civic and political participation behavior of adolescents allowed for the identification of patterns of shared responses for groups of individuals as well as predictors of group membership. The identification of patterns of civic participation is particularly relevant in adolescence when these behaviors begin to develop.
Main ResearcherPatricio Cumsille