Amanda Agan
RUTGERS UNIVERSITY. Assistant Professor of Economics. Research focuses on the economics of crime and labor economics.

The Effects of ‘Ban the Box’ on the Employment of Black Men

June 9, 2017

The Issue:

Ban the Box is a popular policy that prevents employers from asking about someone’s criminal record until late in the job application process — giving applicants an opportunity to explain their qualifications first. The policy aims to increase employment for people with criminal records, in the hopes ...
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