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Student incentives and diversity in college admissions
Pastine, Ivan; Pastine, Tuvana
This paper examines student incentives when faced with a college admissions policy which pursues student body diversity. The effect of a diversify-conscious admissions policy critically depends on the design of the policy. If the admissions policy fails to incentivize students from a disadvantaged socioeconomic background it may lead to a deterioration in the intergroup score gap while failing to improve student body diversity in equilibrium. Not applicable
Keyword(s): Affirmative action; College admissions; All-pay auction; Contest; Tournament; Universities and colleges--Admission; Affirmative action programs in education
Publication Date:
2010
Type: Working paper
Peer-Reviewed: Unknown
Language(s): English
Institution: University College Dublin
Publisher(s): University College Dublin. School of Economics
File Format(s): other; application/pdf
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