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Replication data for: Moving to Job Opportunities? The Effect of "Ban the Box" on the Composition of Cities

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V0
Resource Type
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Creator
  • Doleac, Jennifer L.
  • Hansen, Benjamin
Publication Date
2017-05-01
Description
  • Abstract

    Jurisdictions across the United States have adopted "ban the box" (BTB) policies preventing employers from conducting criminal background checks until late in the job application process. Their primary goal is to increase employment for those with criminal records. If individuals with criminal records view these policies as improving their labor market opportunities, they might move to BTB-adopting places in search of employment. In this paper, we consider BTB's effects on the demographic composition of labor markets and the likelihood that residents report recently moving from other labor markets. We find no evidence that BTB affects migration.
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  • Is supplement to
    DOI: 10.1257/aer.p20171002 (Text)
Publications
  • Doleac, Jennifer L., and Benjamin Hansen. “Moving to Job Opportunities? The Effect of ‘Ban the Box’ on the Composition of Cities.” American Economic Review 107, no. 5 (May 2017): 556–59. https://doi.org/10.1257/aer.p20171002.
    • ID: 10.1257/aer.p20171002 (DOI)

Update Metadata: 2020-05-18 | Issue Number: 2 | Registration Date: 2019-10-12

Doleac, Jennifer L.; Hansen, Benjamin (2017): Replication data for: Moving to Job Opportunities? The Effect of "Ban the Box" on the Composition of Cities. Version: V0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/E113489