Would the Elimination of Affirmative Action Affect Highly Qualified Minority Applicants ? Evidence from California and Texas David Card ∗

@inproceedings{Card2007WouldTE,
  title={Would the Elimination of Affirmative Action Affect Highly Qualified Minority Applicants ? Evidence from California and Texas David Card ∗},
  author={David Card and Alan B. Krueger},
  year={2007}
}
Between 1996 and 1998 California and Texas eliminated the use of affirmative action in college and university admissions. At the states’ elite public universities admission rates of black and Hispanic students subsequently fell by 30–50% and minority representation in the entering freshman classes declined. This study investigates whether the elimination of affirmative action changed minority students’ college application behavior. A particular concern is that highly qualified minorities—who… CONTINUE READING