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Are university admissions academically fair?

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Selective universities are often accused of unfair admission practices which favour applicants from specific socioeconomic groups. We develop an empirical framework for testing whether such admissions are academically fair, i.e., they admit students with the highest academic potential. If so, then the expected performance of the marginal admitted candidates — the admission threshold — should be equalized across socioeconomic groups. We show that such thresholds are nonparametrically identifie...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
Economics
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
Economics
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
Economics
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SKOPE research paper
Publication date:
2013-01-01
ISSN:
1466-1535
Paper number:
115 January 2013
Language:
English
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2013-05-23

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