Student incentives and diversity in college admissions
|Title:||Student incentives and diversity in college admissions||Authors:||Pastine, Ivan; Pastine, Tuvana||Permanent link:||http://hdl.handle.net/10197/2608||Date:||Sep-2009||Online since:||2010-11-26T15:19:47Z||Abstract:||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.||Funding Details:||Not applicable||Type of material:||Working Paper||Publisher:||University College Dublin. School of Economics||Series/Report no.:||UCD Centre for Economic Research Working Paper Series; WP 09 11||Keywords:||Affirmative action; College admissions; All-pay auction; Contest; Tournament||Subject LCSH:||Universities and colleges--Admission
Affirmative action programs in education
|Other versions:||http://www.ucd.ie/t4cms/wp09.11.pdf||Language:||en||Status of Item:||Not peer reviewed|
|Appears in Collections:||Economics Working Papers & Policy Papers|
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