Preferential Treatment in College Admissions and Student Incentives
Pastine, Tuvana and Pastine, Ivan (2011) Preferential Treatment in College Admissions and Student Incentives. NUI Maynooth.
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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