Affirmative Action and the Quality-Fit Tradeoff

@article{Arcidiacono2015AffirmativeAA,
  title={Affirmative Action and the Quality-Fit Tradeoff},
  author={Peter S. Arcidiacono and Michael F. Lovenheim},
  journal={NBER Working Paper Series},
  year={2015}
}
  • Peter S. Arcidiacono, Michael F. Lovenheim
  • Published 2015
  • Economics
  • NBER Working Paper Series
  • This paper reviews the literature on affirmative action in undergraduate education and law schools, focusing in particular on the tradeoff between the quality of an institution and the fit between a school and a student. We first discuss the conditions under which affirmative action for under-represented minorities (URM) could help or harm their educational outcomes. We then provide descriptive evidence on the extent of affirmative action in law schools, as well as a review of the contentious… CONTINUE READING

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