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Population with Criminal Records and Racial Disparity in Labor Markets

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  • Boatner Jasmine

    () (The University of California, Irvine, The Department of Economics, School of Social Sciences, 3151 Social Sciences Plaza, Irvine, CA, USA)

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Although unemployment rates are at historical lows, there is still a persistent gap between unemployment rates in black and white population. Some have proposed that part of the gap for men can be explained by the higher rate of criminal records in the black population.

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  • Boatner Jasmine, 2019. "Population with Criminal Records and Racial Disparity in Labor Markets," IZA Journal of Labor Policy, Sciendo & Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit GmbH (IZA), vol. 9(1), pages 1-13, June.
  • Handle: RePEc:vrs:izajlp:v:9:y:2019:i:1:p:13:n:2
    DOI: 10.2478/izajolp-2019-0002
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    Keywords

    crime; discrimination; labor market; unemployment;

    JEL classification:

    • J01 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - General - - - Labor Economics: General
    • J64 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Mobility, Unemployment, Vacancies, and Immigrant Workers - - - Unemployment: Models, Duration, Incidence, and Job Search
    • J71 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Labor Discrimination - - - Hiring and Firing

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