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dc.contributor.authorCortes, Kalena E.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-11-08en_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-09-26T12:55:52Z-
dc.date.available2012-09-26T12:55:52Z-
dc.date.issued2010en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/64371-
dc.description.abstractIn light of the recent bans on affirmative action in higher education, this paper provides new evidence on the effects of alternative admissions policies on the persistence and college completion of minority students. I find that the change from affirmative action to the Top 10% Plan in Texas decreased both retention and graduation rates of lower-ranked minority students. Results show that both fall-to-fall freshmen retention and six-year college graduation of seconddecile minority students decreased, respectively, by 2.4 and 3.3 percentage points. The effect of the change in admissions policy was slightly larger for minority students in the third and lower deciles: fall-to-fall freshmen retention and six-year college graduation decreased, respectively, by 4.9 and 4.2 percentage points. Moreover, I find no evidence in support of the minority 'mismatch' hypothesis. These results suggest that most of the increase in the graduation gap between minorities and non-minorities in Texas, a staggering 90 percent, was driven by the elimination of affirmative action in the 1990s.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherW.E. Upjohn Inst. for Employment Research Kalamazoo, Mich.en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesUpjohn Institute Working Paper 10-168en_US
dc.subject.jelI21en_US
dc.subject.jelI23en_US
dc.subject.jelJ15en_US
dc.subject.jelJ25en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordAffirmative Actionen_US
dc.subject.keywordTop 10% Planen_US
dc.subject.keywordCollege Qualityen_US
dc.subject.keywordFreshmen Retentionen_US
dc.subject.keywordCollege Graduationen_US
dc.subject.stwBildungschancenen_US
dc.subject.stwBildungsreformen_US
dc.subject.stwWirkungsanalyseen_US
dc.subject.stwStudierendeen_US
dc.subject.stwMinderheiten_US
dc.subject.stwBildungsabschlussen_US
dc.subject.stwTexasen_US
dc.titleDo bans on affirmative action hurt minority students? Evidence from the Texas Top 10% Planen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn638658853en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
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