Amanda Agan, 12 April 2017

Ban the box is a policy that prohibits employers from asking about criminal records. In this video, Amanda Agan discusses whether these policies affect racial disparities in the chance of getting a job interview.  This video was recorded at the American Economic Association in Chicago in January 2017.

Laurent Gobillon, Thierry Magnac, Harris Selod, 19 March 2007

The authors of CEPR DP6198 and DP6199 focus on Paris to discover the effects of location on unemployment. They find that around 30% of the spatial disparities in duration of unemployment in Paris can be attributed to personal characteristics of workers, while around 70% can be attributed to characteristics of the local area.


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