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Will Employers Hire Ex-Offenders? Employer Preferences, Background Checks, and Their Determinants

  title={Will Employers Hire Ex-Offenders? Employer Preferences, Background Checks, and Their Determinants},
  author={Harry J. Holzer and Steven Raphael and Michael A. Stoll},
In this paper, we analyze employer demand for ex-offenders. We use data from a recent survey of employers to analyze not only employer preferences for offenders, but also the extent to which they check criminal backgrounds in the presence of very imperfect information about the job applicants whom they consider. We investigate the firm and job characteristics that correlate with these measures of employer demand. We also consider the extent to which such demand changed during the 1990's, in… Expand
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