Episode 22

Affirmative action in Brazil -- with Ana Paula Melo


November 12th, 2021

24 mins 53 secs

Season 2

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About this Episode

What is affirmative action? How can it increase the representation of under-privileged groups in a given field? And how might it play out in the higher education sector? In this episode, Ana Paula Melo talks to us about her research on the impact of affirmative action policies on the access to college in Brazil. She tells us about the benefits and shortcomings of this policy, and what is still missing in the existing literature on the topic.

Working Paper:
Affirmative action and demand for schooling: evidence from nation-wide policies, with Ursula Mello

"Transcendent Kingdom" (2020) by Yaa Gyasi