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Title: Ban the Box, Convictions, and Public Employment
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1. Craigie, Terry-Ann
Ban the Box, Convictions, and Public Employment
Economic Inquiry published online (2 September 2019): DOI: 10.1111/ecin.12837.
Also: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/ecin.12837
Cohort(s): NLSY97
Publisher: Wiley Online
Keyword(s): Crime; Criminal Justice System; Geocoded Data; Job Search

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Ban the Box (BTB) policies mandate deferred access to criminal history until later in the hiring process. However, these policies chiefly target public employers. The study is the first to focus on the primary goal of BTB reform, by measuring the impact of BTB policies on the probability of public employment for those with convictions. To execute the analyses, the study uses data from the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth 1997 Cohort (2005-2015) and difference‐in‐difference (DD) estimation. The study finds that BTB policies raise the probability of public employment for those with convictions by about 30% on average. Some scholars argue that BTB policies encourage statistical discrimination against young low‐skilled minority males. The study employs triple‐difference (DDD) estimation to test for statistical discrimination, but uncovers no evidence to support the hypothesis.
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Craigie, Terry-Ann. "Ban the Box, Convictions, and Public Employment." Economic Inquiry published online (2 September 2019): DOI: 10.1111/ecin.12837.