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Do Affirmative Action Bans Cause Students to Move Across State Lines to Attend College?


Abstract: This Economic Commentary studies whether statewide bans on affirmative action in admission to public universities cause students to move to a new state to attend college. Regression results using data from the decennial census and the American Community Survey provide little evidence that affirmative action bans result in migration across state lines to attend college. In addition to being of direct interest, these results provide a check on earlier research that treats different states roughly as separate higher education markets.

Keywords: higher education; affirmative action;

https://doi.org/10.26509/frbc-ec-202004

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Provider: Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland

Part of Series: Economic Commentary

Publication Date: 2020-February-26

Volume: 2020

Issue: 04

Pages: 6