ERIC Number: EJ917980
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 103
The Legal and Policy Implications of Male-Benefiting Admissions Policies at Public Institutions: Can They Ever Be Considered Affirmative Action for Men?
Birnbaum, Matthew; Yakaboski, Tamara
Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice, v48 n1 p23-46 2011
Women represent an increasingly large majority of undergraduate students, currently comprising 57% of total U.S. undergraduate enrollment. To address this gap between women and men undergraduates, some institutions have developed admissions policies to yield more men. This study examines the key issues the U.S. Supreme Court might use when considering the constitutionality of such policies and then examines the problematic nature of the Court's existing criteria for determining the legality of policies that use sex- and race-based classifications.
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Administrative Policy, Policy Analysis, Admission Criteria, Selective Admission, College Admission, Gender Discrimination, Legal Responsibility, Court Litigation, Affirmative Action, Educational Legislation, Civil Rights Legislation, Equal Education, Racial Distribution, Politics of Education
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
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Identifiers - Location: United States