Research Briefs

Date of this Version

7-19-2019

Abstract

College affirmative action bans were associated with higher rates of smoking and drinking in underrepresented minority 11th and 12th graders, and these students continued to smoke at higher rates into young adulthood. Policymakers should consider unintended public health consequences of proposals, such as affirmative action bans, that may limit socioeconomic opportunities.

Document Type

Brief

Number

63

License

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.

Keywords

affirmative action, risky behavior, health equity, equity, minority, college, smoking, drinking

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Date Posted:26 August 2020