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Author Pager, Devah
Title Marked [ebook] : race, crime, and finding work in an era of mass incarceration / Devah Pager
Publisher Chicago : University of Chicago Press, c2007
Descript 1 online resource (xiii, 248 p.) : ill
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references (p. 213-234) and index
Contents Mass incarceration and the problems of prisoner reentry -- The labor market consequences of incarceration -- Measuring the labor market consequences of incarceration -- The mark of a criminal record -- The mark of race -- Two strikes and you're out : the intensification of racial and criminal stigma -- But what if--? variations on the experimental design -- Conclusion : missing the mark
Summary Nearly every job application asks it: have you ever been convicted of a crime? For the hundreds of thousands of young men leaving American prisons each year, their answer to that question may determine whether they can find work and begin rebuilding their lives. The product of an innovative field experiment, Marked gives us our first real glimpse into the tremendous difficulties facing ex-offenders in the job market. Devah Pager matched up pairs of young men, randomly assigned them criminal records, then sent them on hundreds of real job searches throughout the city of Milwaukee. Her applicant
Subject Ex-convicts -- Employment
African Americans -- Employment
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Labor & Industrial Relations.
Genre Electronic books
Subject Downloadable file
Alt Author OverDrive, Inc
ISBN 9780226644851 (electronic bk.)
0226644855 (electronic bk.)

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