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Recommendations on how to reduce discrimination resulting from ban-the-box policies cite Starr's work

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"New research suggests ways to improve ban-the-box employment policies" - Crain's Detroit Business. 02/21/2017.

A new report by the Urban Institute looks at ways to reduce hiring discrimination in areas where ban-the-box (BTB) policies prevent employers from asking about criminal history. BTB policies are intended to give ex-felons a chance to prove themselves in job interviews. However, work by PSC researcher Sonja Starr and colleague Amanda Agan - cited in the report - found that that BTB policies further statistical discrimination in job callbacks on the basis of race.

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Study by Agan and Starr


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