Walking the Talk? What Employers Say Versus What They Do

An employer's stated willingness to hire someone with a criminal record does not always match what they actually do when making hiring decisions. Based on this study that looks at employers stated attitudes versus their actions, the authors suggest that surveys are thus ineffective for measuring levels of discrimination against stigmatized groups.


Pager, D., & Quillian, L. (2005). Walking the Talk? What Employers Say Versus What They Do. American Sociological Review, 70(June), 355–380. https://journals-sagepub-com.proxy.lib.umich.edu/doi/abs/10.1177/000312240507000301

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Open Access Source: https://booksc.org/book/43460155/bcc6c2

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