Student Incentives and Diversity in College Admissions
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 School Of Economics, University College Dublin in its series Working Papers with number 200911.
Length: 27 pages
Date of creation: 25 Aug 2009
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Affirmative Action; College Admissions; All-Pay Auction; Contest; Tournament;
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