NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH
NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH

Public Universities, Equal Opportunity, and the Legacy of Jim Crow: Evidence from North Carolina

Charles T. Clotfelter, Helen F. Ladd, Jacob L. Vigdor

NBER Working Paper No. 21577
Issued in September 2015

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We are grateful to Ying Shi for research assistance and to the University of North Carolina and the North Carolina Education Research Data Center for access to administrative data. Funding for this project was provided by grants from the Smith Richardson Foundation and the Gates Foundation through the Center for the Analysis of Longitudinal Data in Education Research. Seminar participants at the University of Southern California provided helpful comments on an earlier draft. The views expressed here are those of the authors and not necessarily those of any institution, nor of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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