Ban the Box, Convictions, and Public Employment

Ban the Box policies do not increase statistical discrimination towards Black men. Contrary to other recent studies, this analysis indicates BTB policies increase the likelihood of employment for formerly incarcerated men, without increasing anti-Black racial discrimination. Using longitudinal data merged with county-level BTB policy implementation, this study differs from others in that it focuses on public rather than private sector employment.


Craigie, T.-A. (2017). Ban the Box, Convictions, and Public Employment (SSRN Scholarly Paper ID 2906893). Social Science Research Network. https://doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2906893

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