Master's – The impact of INCLUSP on university access

Tipo de evento: 
Defesa
Data e hora: 
21/08/2019 - 11:00 to 14:00

 

Marília Gouvêa De França Pereira      

Master's – The impact of INCLUSP on university access

Advisor:  Profs. Drs. Fernanda Gonçalves de La Fuente Estevan and Vincent Vandenberghe

Comission: Profs. Drs. Raphael Bottura Corbi, Marta Teresa da Silva Arretche and Ricardo de Abreu Madeira

 Class: 217, FEA-5

 ABSTRACT*

 University of São Paulo (USP) implemented its first affirmative action policy (AA) for university access in 2007. However, little is known about the effects on the student body, as well as the efficacy of bonus-based AAs in general. This masters thesis carried out a detailed evaluation of this bonus-based program, INCLUSP, using a differences-indifferences approach. We measured the effect of the program on the probability of eligible applicants entering the university and analyzed the profile of students before and after the AA. Thus, we expect to both contribute to the academic literature and the public policy debate at USP and other selective universities. We find that the admission probability of eligible applicants significantly increased after the implementation of the AA and that the policy also seems to be redistributive regarding socio-economic characteristics of the admitted students.

 *Abstract provided by the author

 

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