Preferential Treatment in College Admissions and Student Incentives
AbstractThis 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.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Department of Economics, Finance and Accounting, National University of Ireland - Maynooth in its series Economics, Finance and Accounting Department Working Paper Series with number n218-11.pdf.
Length: 27 pages
Date of creation: 2011
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Affirmative Action; College Admissions; All-Pay Auction; Contest; Tournament;
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