Does Banning the Box Help Ex-Offenders Get Jobs? Evaluating the Effects of a Prominent Example

This paper uses administrative employment and conviction data to evaluate laws that restrict access to job seekers’ criminal records

Evan K. Rose

2020

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  • This paper uses administrative employment and conviction data to evaluate laws that restrict access to job seekers’ criminal records
  • The results are consistent with employers deferring background checks until later in the interview process or ex-offenders applying only to jobs where clean records are not required, a pattern supported by survey evidence
  • Brendan O'Flaherty, Rajiv Sethi Stereotypes and the Administration of Justice, SSRN Electronic Journal 41

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