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Professor of Sociology
Boston Reentry Study
Inequality and Social Policy Seminar Series
Wiener Center for Social Policy
Program in Criminal Justice
Western B, Jacobs E
Report on the Evaluation of the ComALERT Prisoner Reentry Program
Testimony to the Joint Economic Committee, October 7, 2007
. Joint Economic Committee. 2007.
Western B, Kleykamp M, Rosenfeld J
Did Falling Wages and Employment Increase U.S. Imprisonment?
. Social Forces. 2006;84 :2291-2311.
Punishment and Inequality in America
. Russell Sage Foundation; 2006.
Introduction - PDF
Western B, Garip F
Bayesian Analysis of Comparative Survey Data
. Princeton University; 2005.
Western B, Pettit B
Black-White Earnings Inequality, Employment Rates, and Incarceration
. American Journal of Sociology [Internet]. 2005;111 :553-578.
Pettit B, Western B
Mass Imprisonment and the Life Course: Race and Class Inequality in U.S. Incarceration
. American Sociological Review. 2004;69 :151-169.
Western B, Lynch S
Bayesian Predictive Checks for Nonstandard Models
. Sociological Methods and Research [Internet]. 2004;32 (3) :301-335.
Western B, Kleykamp M
A Bayesian Change Point Model for Historical Time Series Analysis
. Princeton University; 2004.
Western B, Farber HS
Ronald Reagan and the Politics of Declining Union Organization
. British Journal of Industrial Relations [Internet]. 2002;40 :385-402.
The Impact of Incarceration on Wage Mobility and Inequality
. American Sociological Review [Internet]. 2002;67 :526-546.
Bayesian Thinking about Macrosociology
. American Journal of Sociology [Internet]. 2001;107 :353-78.
Western B, Farber HS
Accounting for the Decline of Unions in the Private Sector, 1973-1998
. Journal of Labor Research [Internet]. 2001;22 :459-486. .
Causal Heterogeneity in Comparative Research: A Bayesian Hierarchical Modeling Approach
. American Journal of Political Science [Internet]. 1998;42 :1233-1259.
The Social Impact of the U.S. Penal System
Unions and Industrial Relations
Incarceration, Inequality, and Imagining Alternatives
The Growth of Incarceration in the United States
Mass Incarceration, Macrosociolgy, and the Poor
Identifying Discrimination at Work: The Use of Field Experiments
Workers of the World Divide: The Decline of the Labor and the Future of the Middle Class
Economic Insecurity and Social Stratification
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