Breaking down barriers: experiments into policies that might incentivize employers to hire ex-offenders

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The rate of criminal punishment in the United States has had far-reaching economic consequences, in large part because people with criminal records are marginalized within the labor market. Given these negative economic implications, federal, state and local officials have developed a host of policies to encourage employers to hire ex-offenders, with varying degrees of success. To inform policies and programs aimed at improving employment rates for ex-offenders, we examined employer preferences regarding policy options targeted to incentivize hiring individuals with one nonviolent felony...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Employment; Labour market; Workforce development; Policy

Keywords: Unemployment; Prisoners; Employers; Employment creation

Geographic subjects: United States; North America

Published: Santa Monica, California: RAND, 2018

Physical description: 27 p. (report) + 19 p. (appendix)

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Series: RAND research report; no. RR-2142-RC

Resource type: Report

Call number: TD/TNC 133.401

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