Publications

2012
Pager D, Western B. Identifying Discrimination at Work: The Use of Field Experiments. Journal of Social Issues. 2012;68(2):221-237. PDF
Western B, Rosenfeld J. Workers of the World Divide: The Decline of the Labor and the Future of the Middle Class. Foreign Affairs. 2012;91(3):88-99. PDF
Western B, Bloome D, Sosnaud B, Tach L. Economic Insecurity and Social Stratification. Annual Review of Sociology. 2012;38:341-359. PDF
2011
Western B. Poverty Politics and Crime Control in Europe and America. Contemporary Sociology. 2011;40(3):283-286. PDF
Bloome D, Western B. Cohort Change and Racial Differences in Educational and Income Mobility. Social Forces. 2011;90(2):375-395. PDF
Western B, Rosenfeld J. Unions, Norms, and the Rise in U.S. Wage Inequality. American Sociological Review. 2011;76(4):513-537. PDF
Western B, Rosenfeld J. Data Appendix for Unions, Norms, and the Rise in American Wage Inequality. 2011. PDF
2010
Western B. Incarceration and Social Inequality. Daedalus. 2010;139(3):8-19. PDF
Western B. Decriminalizing Poverty. The Nation. 2010;291(26):12-14. PDF
Wildeman C, Western B. Incarceration in Fragile Families. Future of Children. 2010;20(2):157-177. PDF
2009
Pager D, Western B, Bonikowski B. Discrimination in a Low-Wage Labor Market: A Field Experiment. American Sociological Review. 2009;74:777-799. PDF
Western B, Bloome D. Variance Function Regressions for Studying Inequality. Sociological Methodology. 2009;39(293-326). PDF
Western B, Wildeman C. The Black Family and Mass Incarceration. Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Sciences. 2009;(621):221-242. PDF
2008
Western B, Bloome D, Percheski C. Inequality Among American Families with Children, 1975 to 2005.; 2008. PDF
Western B. Reentry: Reversing Mass Imprisonment. [Internet]. 2008. Website
Western B. From Prison to Work: Overcoming Barriers to Reentry. The Brookings Institution; 2008. PDF
2007
Introduction to Gresham Sykes’s The Society of Captives
Western B. Introduction to Gresham Sykes’s The Society of Captives . In: The Society of Captives: A Study of a Maximum Security Prison. Princeton University Press; 2007. Website
Western B, Jacobs E. Report on the Evaluation of the ComALERT Prisoner Reentry Program.; 2007. PDF
Western B. Testimony to the Joint Economic Committee, October 7, 2007. Joint Economic Committee. 2007. PDF
2006
Western B, Kleykamp M, Rosenfeld J. Did Falling Wages and Employment Increase U.S. Imprisonment?. Social Forces. 2006;84:2291-2311. PDF