Educational and socioeconomic background of undergraduates and academic performance: consequences for affirmative action programs at a Brazilian research university


This paper describes the results of a detailed study relating the performance of undergraduate students admitted to the State University of Campinas (Unicamp) from 1994 through 1997 and their socioeconomic and educational background. The study is based on a hierarchical model for the relevant variables involved. The main result is that students coming from… (More)


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