Devah Pager is an Assistant Professor of Sociology and Faculty Associate of the Office of Population Research at Princeton University. Her research focuses on institutions affecting racial stratification, including education, labor markets, and the criminal justice system. Pager's current research has involved a series of field experiments studying discrimination against minorities and ex-offenders in the low-wage labor market. As a separate line of work, Pager recently spent a year in Paris on a Fulbright grant studying changes in crime policy and its relationship to patterns of immigration and ethnic tension in contemporary France. Recent publications include, "The Mark of a Criminal Record," (American Journal of Sociology, 2003) and "Walking the Talk: What Employers Say Versus What They Do (American Sociological Review, 2005). Pager holds Masters Degrees from Stanford University and the University of Cape Town, and a Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Is racial discrimination a thing of the past?
ASK THIS | January 22, 2007
A Princeton sociologist does an experiment -- and finds that being black in America today is just about the same as having a felony conviction in terms of one’s chances of finding a job. (Journalists can test this out themselves, just like WCCO-TV in Minneapolis did.)
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