Title

Who takes Advanced Placement (AP)?

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-1-2015

Publication Title

Eastern Economic Journal

Abstract

This paper provides an analysis of who takes Advanced Placement (AP) Economics. We find large differences in enrollment in AP Economics across groups. Specifically, African-American and Hispanic students and students from low-income backgrounds are about half as likely to be enrolled in AP Economics as other students. However, once we control for prior academic achievement in Geometry, African-American and Hispanic students are overrepresented relative to whites and the difference between low-income and other students is reduced significantly. Female students are overrepresented relative to males, and Asian students are overrepresented relative to whites-this latter effect is large. © 2015 EEA.

Volume Number

41

Issue Number

3

First Page

346

Comments

© 2015 EEA.

State

published

Last Page

369

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