Who Takes Advanced Placement (AP)?
Economics, Finance and Quantitative Analysis
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.
Eastern Economic Journal
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)
Scafidi, B. P., Clark, C., & Swinton, J. R. (2015). Who Takes Advanced Placement (AP) &quest. Eastern Economic Journal, 41(3), 346-369.