Student incentives and diversity in college admissions

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Title: Student incentives and diversity in college admissions
Authors: Pastine, Ivan
Pastine, Tuvana
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Date: Sep-2009
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
Keywords: Affirmative actionCollege admissionsAll-pay auctionContestTournament
Subject LCSH: Universities and colleges--Admission
Affirmative action programs in education
Language: en
Status of Item: Not peer reviewed
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