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Student incentives and diversity in college admissions

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  • Ivan Pastine
  • Tuvana Pastine

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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.

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  • Ivan Pastine & Tuvana Pastine, 2009. "Student incentives and diversity in college admissions," Working Papers 200911, School of Economics, University College Dublin.
  • Handle: RePEc:ucn:wpaper:200911
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    1. Ivan Pastine & Tuvana Pastine, 2010. "Politician preferences, law-abiding lobbyists and caps on political contributions," Public Choice, Springer, vol. 145(1), pages 81-101, October.

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    Affirmative action; College admissions; All-pay auction; Contest; Tournament; Universities and colleges--Admission; Affirmative action programs in education;

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