Affirmative Action Initiatives Around the World
Keywords:affirmative action, higher education, admissions, race, caste, gender, class, intersectionality
Affirmative action policies to increase the number of underrepresented students in higher education have expanded globally in the last quarter-century. Gender is the most prominent policy target. Institutions of higher education and governments have increasingly adopted race-neutral or multifaceted affirmative action policies, in response to legislative threats, legal challenges or social criticism.
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