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University Quotas and Peers’ Achievement

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  • Soledad Giardili

    (Queen Mary University of London)

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higher education institutions to implement a 50 percent admission quota for historically disadvantaged students. I study the implications of this regulation on the academic performance of non-targeted students. Identification rests on the use of pre-law crosswise variation in specially admitted student representation to instrument for exogenous changes in the student body composition afterward. Increased enrolment of targeted students due to the affirmative action caused an increase in the variance of academic ability within university programs. However, I find no evidence that quota-students affect the dropout of non-quota students.

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  • Soledad Giardili, 2018. "University Quotas and Peers’ Achievement," Working Papers 854, Queen Mary University of London, School of Economics and Finance.
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    Keywords

    Education; Affirmative Action; College Admission;
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    JEL classification:

    • I23 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education - - - Higher Education; Research Institutions
    • I28 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education - - - Government Policy
    • J15 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics - - - Economics of Minorities, Races, Indigenous Peoples, and Immigrants; Non-labor Discrimination

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