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Career choice and affirmative action


Major choice is an important decision for university graduates, as it affects their future earnings and occupational choices. There is increasing evidence that students from underprivileged backgrounds tend to choose majors that are less prestigious and associated with less lucrative occupations. This project investigates the impact of an affirmative action policy implemented in Brazil by a selective research-intensive university, UNICAMP, on applicants' major choice. The results will indicate whether this type of policy has the potential to mitigate the impact of socioeconomic disadvantage on individuals' major and occupational choices and lead to increased social mobility. (AU)

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MATHEUS ASSUNÇÃO; FERNANDA ESTEVAN. Do voters reward politicians for education expenditures?. Rev. Bras. Econ., v. 76, n. 1, p. 10-29, . (19/25033-5, 15/21640-3, 14/20307-6, 17/50134-4, 15/16095-6)

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