Affirmative Action in the United States and India: A Comparative Perspective

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ability to function in a multicultural society 111 , 114 , 121-2 , 130 , 200-2 , 214 , 218 , 221 , 223 , 224-5
academic environment, match to 164-7
academic performance 223 , 245-6 ;
Indian universities 168-78 ;
indicators 126-7 ;
questions about evidence for 188-93 ;
US universities 156-67
academic qualifications of enrolled UREG students 206-7 ;
India 151-3 ;
US 140-3
accuracy in appraisal of applicant qualifications 47-8 , 54 , 71 , 109-10 , 114 , 115-19 , 218 ;
see also average academic qualifications, cynicism, resentment
actors 16
Adivasis (Scheduled Tribes or STs) 5 , 18 , 20 , 39-40 , 206 , 222 ;
academic performance 168-78 ;
characteristics 80-6passim,94-6 ;
history of PD policy 11-14 , 15 ;
public support for PD policy 21-2 , 23 , 28-31 ;
university enrollments 146-55
admissibility index 117
advanced degrees 180 , 213
affirmative action (AA) 3-4 , 7 , 8 , 22 , 247 ;
and career accomplishments 179-93 ;
current state of policy in US 16-18 ;
further evidence on effects of 194-204 ;
history of 6-10 ;
sources of differences in policies between India and US 18-20 ;
and university enrollments 134-45 ;
see also positive discrimination, United States
affirming society's commitment to reduce continuing disadvantages 45-6 , 54 , 74 , 114 , 133 , 217-19 , 224
African Americans (Blacks) 5 , 18 , 19 , 39-40 , 101 , 221-2 ;
characteristics 80-6passim,94-6 ;
history of injustice 25 ;
history of PD policies in US 6-10 ;
university enrollments 134-6 , 137-8
Aikara, J. 152 , 169-70 , 172
allocational inefficiency 32
Ambedkar, Dr B.R. 11 , 12 , 20 , 28 , 175 , 260
Anderson, E.M. 26 , 248 , 253 , 255 , 257 , 258 , 259 , 264 , 265
Andhra Pradesh 174
anti-Brahman movements 10-11
appraisal of applicant qualifications 223 , 258 ;
accuracy 47-8 , 54 , 71 , 109-10 , 114 , 115-19 , 218 ;
inaccuracy 51-2 , 56 , 72 , 110 , 115 , 219 , 223 , 258
Article 46 of Indian Constitution 12
arts programs 146
ascriptive politics 252 ;
see also divisive identity group politics
Association of American Medical Colleges 195 , 196
Astin, A.W. 197-8 , 201
average academic quality 126-7 , 209-10 , 225 , 244-5 ;
decrease in 110 , 115 , 209-10 , 219 , 223 ;
increase in 110 , 114 , 209-10 , 218 , 219-21
average quality of individuals selected 48 , 52 , 54 , 55
average test scores 141-3

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B.J. Medical College, Pune 149 , 153 , 170-1 , 172 , 174 , 176-8
Bakke case 9 , 110
Balagopal, K. 31
bar exam 183
Bardhan, P. 89
Behrman, J.R. 186

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