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Pager, Devah

Overview
Works: 17 works in 44 publications in 1 language and 2,593 library holdings
Genres: History 
Roles: Author
Classifications: HV9304, 331.5108996073
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Most widely held works by Devah Pager
Marked : race, crime, and finding work in an era of mass incarceration by Devah Pager( )

18 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 2,491 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the Publisher: Nearly every job application asks it: have you ever been convicted of a crime? For the hundreds of thousands of young men leaving American prisons each year, their answer to that question may determine whether they can find work and begin rebuilding their lives. The product of an innovative field experiment, Marked gives us our first real glimpse into the tremendous difficulties facing ex-offenders in the job market. Devah Pager matched up pairs of young men, randomly assigned them criminal records, then sent them on hundreds of real job searches throughout the city of Milwaukee. Her applicants were attractive, articulate, and capable-yet ex-offenders received less than half the callbacks of the equally qualified applicants without criminal backgrounds. Young black men, meanwhile, paid a particularly high price: those with clean records fared no better in their job searches than white men just out of prison. Such shocking barriers to legitimate work, Pager contends, are an important reason that many ex-prisoners soon find themselves back in the realm of poverty, underground employment, and crime that led them to prison in the first place. Drawing much-needed attention to a problem that will continue to grow in coming years, Marked will ignite important debates over incarceration, discrimination, and the failures of our criminal justice system
Racial disparities in job finding and offered wages by Roland G Fryer( )

5 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The extent to which discrimination can explain racial wage gaps is one of the most divisive subjects in the social sciences. Using a newly available dataset, this paper develops a simple empirical test which, under plausible conditions, provides a lower bound on the extent of discrimination in the labor market. Taken at face value, our estimates imply that differential treatment accounts for at least one third of the black-white wage gap. We argue that the patterns in our data are consistent with a search-matching model in which employers statistically discriminate on the basis of race when hiring unemployed workers, but learn about their marginal product over time. However, we cannot rule out other forms of discrimination
Discrimination in a low wage labor market a field experiment by Devah Pager( )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The mark of a criminal record by Devah Pager( Book )

3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Black neighbors, higher crime? : the role of racial stereotypes in evaluations of neighborhood crime by Lincoln Grey Quillian( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Center for Demography and Ecology at the University of Wisconsin at Madison presents the full text of the working paper entitled "Black Neighbors, Higher Crime? The Role of Racial Stereotypes in Evaluations of Neighborhood Crime," written by Lincoln Quillian and Devah Pager. The text is available in PDF format. This paper investigates the relationship between neighborhood racial composition and perceptions residents have of their neighborhood's level of crime, finding that young black men are associated with crime
Investigating prisoner reentry : the impact of conviction status on the employment prospects by Devah Pager( Book )

3 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The structure of disadvantage : individual and occupational determinants of the black-white wage gap by Eric Grodsky( )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fairness and Opportunity in the Twenty-First Century Corporate Workplace: The Perspectives of Young Black Professionals by Kevin Woodson( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The significance of race and the precise nature of racial disadvantage for black professionals appear to have changed considerably over the past few decades. Discrimination based on racial stigma and biases appears to be a less salient source of racial disadvantage for this cohort of black professionals than it had been for previous generations. Instead, informal sorting processes based on social and cultural differences that are often intertwined with racial differences may now present an equally significant source of disadvantage, even in the absence of racial prejudice
The culture of learning in Khayelitsha secondary schools : teachers' perspectives by Devah Pager( Book )

2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Consequences of a Criminal Record for Employment Opportunity in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 2002 by Devah Pager( )

1 edition published in 2003 and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

With a GED, an applicant with a criminal record, an applicant with only part-time work experience, or an applicant who had been unemployed for over a year, whether the company required applicants to take a drug test, what percentage of drug tests had been positive in the last year, whether the company asked applicants about their criminal background, percentage of applicants that reported a prior conviction in the last year, whether the company performed background checks, percentage of background checks in the last year that found a criminal record, how background checks were performed, number of employees company hired with a criminal record in the last year, number of those still employed, how positive the company's experience with those employees was, the percentage of applicants who were Black, White, and Hispanic, the percentage of customers who were Black, White, and Hispanic, and the respondent's title, race, age, education, and gender. Also included are answers to questions that described hypothetical applicants
A framework for reinvestment : short-circuiting the feedback loop between racism, poverty, and education by Reetu Mody( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Barriers to employment facing young black and white men in New York City by Devah Pager( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Road to reconciliation. issues of black and white( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"Opening question: Most people understand and hopefully reject personal acts of racism. But do you think racism is embedded in the institutions and structures of our society? Other question: How do the policies set by institutions affect race relations? Do people see the connections between institutional policies and structural racism?"--Container
Criminal justice reform in Texas : examining successes with an emphasis on lessons for Oklahoma by Adam Luck( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The structure of disadvantage : individual and occupational determinants of the black-white gap by Eric Grodsky( )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Consequences of a Criminal Record for Employment Opportunity in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 2002( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

How to benefit the communities most harmed by incarceration? : structural change to short-circuit the feedback loop between racism, poverty, and education by Reetu Mody( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Marked : race, crime, and finding work in an era of mass incarceration
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Devah Pager American sociologist

Devah Pager socióloga estadounidense

Devah Pager socióloga estadunidense

Languages
English (43)