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

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4.1 A model of the consequences of a PD policy 61

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3.1 Arguments for positive discrimination, related claims of benefits, and societal goals linked to each claim 54
3.2 Arguments against positive discrimination, related claims of costs, and societal goals linked to each claim 55
4.1 How characteristics of each primary factor influence PD outcomes 78
5.1 Differences in primary factor characteristics between US and Indian UREGs 91
6.1 Comparative effects on PD net benefits of differing characteristics in the US and India 99
7.1 Arguments for positive discrimination in educational admissions, related claims of benefits, and societal goals linked to each claim 114
7.2 Arguments against positive discrimination in educational admissions, related claims of costs, and societal goals linked to each claim 115
9.1 Higher educational enrollments (%) of under-represented groups in the US 135
11.1 Graduation rates related to own SAT scores and college median SAT scores 157
11.2 GPAs related to own SAT scores and college median SAT scores 158
11.3 Graduation rates, by student ethnic group and college selectivity, 1976 and 1989 159
13.1 Average full-time worker earnings (US$) in 1995, for the 1976 entering cohort 181
15.1 Evidence from the US and India on each claim of benefits from positive discrimination in higher educational admissions 218
15.2 Evidence from the US and India on each claim of costs from positive discrimination in higher educational admissions 219

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