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Population with Criminal Records and Racial Disparity in Labor Markets

Boatner Jasmine ()
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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

IZA Journal of Labor Policy, 2019, vol. 9, issue 1, 13

Abstract: 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.

Keywords: crime; discrimination; labor market; unemployment (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: J01 J64 J71 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2019
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