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Author: Craigie, Terry-Ann
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1. Craigie, Terry-Ann
Ban the Box, Convictions, and Public Sector Employment
Working Paper, Social Science Research Network (SSRN), January 27, 2017.
Also: https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2906893
Cohort(s): NLSY97
Publisher: Social Science Electronic Publishing, Inc.
Keyword(s): Discrimination; Employment; Incarceration/Jail; Public Sector; Racial Equality/Inequality

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In 2004, the grassroots civil rights organization All of Us or None, advocated for the implementation of Ban the Box (BTB) policies to improve the employment outcomes of the correctional population, especially within the public sector. However, scholars argue that young low-skilled minority males may be subject to employer use of statistical (racial) discrimination. The study employs quasi-experimental methods to identify the impact of public sector BTB policies on public sector employment. In general, the study finds that public sector BTB policies increase the odds of public sector employment for those with convictions by close to 40%; however, the study uncovers no evidence of statistical (racial) discrimination against young low-skilled minority males.
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Craigie, Terry-Ann. "Ban the Box, Convictions, and Public Sector Employment." Working Paper, Social Science Research Network (SSRN), January 27, 2017.