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9 - Evidence from Other Cases

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  13 December 2019

John M. Carey
Affiliation:
Dartmouth College, New Hampshire
Katherine Clayton
Affiliation:
Stanford University, California
Yusaku Horiuchi
Affiliation:
Dartmouth College, New Hampshire
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This chapter reports on results of similar conjoint experiments conducted at the United States Naval Academy and at the London School of Economics. At both institutions, we find pro-diversity preferences that largely complement those from other schools. However, at the Naval Academy we find no preferences in favor of women applicants despite the fact that women are underrepresented among students at the Academy (whereas they make up majorities at most undergraduate institutions), and we find that preferences against gender non-binary applicants and faculty candidates are far stronger at the Naval Academy than at other institutions. At the London School of Economics, we find positive but smaller preferences in favor of blacks but not for East Asian or South Asian applicants but we find strong preferences in favor of applicants from disadvantages socioeconomic backgrounds.

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Campus Diversity
The Hidden Consensus
, pp. 158 - 187
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Print publication year: 2019

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