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Who Gets Started on Kickstarter? Demographic Variations in Fundraising Success

@inproceedings{Rhue2015WhoGS,
  title={Who Gets Started on Kickstarter? Demographic Variations in Fundraising Success},
  author={Lauren Rhue},
  booktitle={ICIS},
  year={2015}
}
Crowdfunding platforms like Kickstarter are expected to “democratize” funding by increasing the availability of capital to traditionally underrepresented groups, but there is conflicting evidence about racial disparities in success rates. [] Key Method The race of subjects in project and user photos are determined with facial recognition software for 138,778 fundraising projects, and matched sample techniques are used to control for observable differences in project categories among racial groups. Even…

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