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Pager, Devah. 2007. Marked: Race, Crime, and Finding Work in an Era of Mass Incarceration. Chicago, IL: University Of Chicago Press.
     Book of the Year Award, Association for Humanist Sociology
     PASS Book for the Year Award, National Council on Crime and Delinquency
     Selected for: Noteworthy Book in Industrial Relations and Labor Economics, 2008.



Journal Articles

Quillian, Lincoln, Devah Pager, Ole Hexel, and Arnfinn H. Midtbøen. 2017. "Meta-analysis of field experiments shows no change in racial discrimination in hiring over time." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (September):1-6. PDF

Pager, Devah. 2016. "Are Firms that Discriminate More Likely to Go Out of Business?" Sociological Science (September):849-859. PDF

Pager, Devah, and David S. Pedulla. 2015. “Race, Self-Selection, and the Job Search Process.” American Journal of Sociology 120(4):1005-1054. PDF

Roland G. Fryer, Jr., Devah Pager, and Jörg L Spenkuch. 2013. “Racial Disparities in Job Finding and Offered Wages.”  Journal of Law and Economics 56(August):633-689. PDF

Pager, Devah, and Bruce Western. 2012. “Identifying Discrimination at Work: The Use of Field Experiments.” Journal of Social Issues 68(2):221-227. PDF

Pager, Devah. 2011. “Comment: Young Disadvantaged Men: Reactions from the Perspective of Race.”  Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science 635(1):123-130.  PDF

Quillian, Lincoln, and Devah Pager. 2010. “Estimating Risk: Stereotype Amplification and the Perceived Risk of Criminal Victimization.”  Social Psychology Quarterly 73(1):79-104.  PDF

Pager, Devah, Bruce Western, and Bart Bonikoswki. 2009. “Discrimination in a Low Wage Labor Market: A Field Experiment.”  American Sociological Review 74(October):777-799.  PDF
   Reprinted in:
      The Social Construction of Difference. 2010. Tracy Ore (Ed.).
      The Rich Get Richer and the Poor Get Prison: A Reader. 2009. Jeffrey Reiman (Ed.) New York: Allyn and Bacon.
      Inequality and Society: Social Science Perspectives on Social Stratification. 2009. Jeff Manza and Michael Sauder (Eds.). New York: W.W. Norton.

Pager, Devah, and Diana Karafin. 2009. “Bayesian Bigot? Statistical Discrimination, Stereotypes, and Employer Decision Making.”  Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Sciences 621(January):70-93.  PDF

Pager, Devah, Bruce Western, and Naomi Sugie. 2009. “Sequencing Disadvantage: Barriers to Employment Facing Young Black and White Men with Criminal Records.”  Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Sciences 623(May):195-213.  PDF

Pager, Devah, and Hana Shepherd. 2008. “The Sociology of Discrimination: Racial Discrimination in Employment, Housing, Credit, and Consumer Markets.”  Annual Review of Sociology 34:181-209.  PDF

Pager, Devah. 2008. “The Republican ideal? National minorities and the criminal justice system in contemporary France.”  Punishment and Society 10(4):375-400.  PDF

Pager, Devah. 2007. “The Use of Field Experiments for Studies of Employment Discrimination: Contributions, Critiques, and Directions for the Future.”  Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Sciences 609(Janurary):104-133.  PDF

Pager, Devah. 2006. “Evidence-Based Policy for Successful Prisoner Reentry.”  Criminology and Public Policy 5(3):505-514.  PDF

Pager, Devah. 2005. “Double Jeopardy: Race, Crime, and Getting a Job.”  Wisconsin Law Review 2:617-660.

Pager, Devah, and Lincoln Quillian. 2005. “Walking the Talk: What Employers Say Versus What They Do.”  American Sociological Review 70(3):355-380.  PDF

Pager, Devah. 2003. “The Mark of a Criminal Record.”  American Journal of Sociology 108(5):937-975.  PDF
   Reprinted in:
      Social Stratification: Class, Race, and Gender in Sociological Perspective, 3rd Ed. 2008. David Grusky (Ed).
      Race and Ethnicity in Society: The Changing Landscape, 2nd Ed. Elizabeth Higginbotham and Margaret Anderson (Eds).
      Down to Earth Sociology. 2007. Jen Henslin (Ed).
      Race, Law and Society. 2006. Ian Haney Lopez (Ed).
      Rethinking the Color Line: Readings in Race and Ethnicity. 2006. Charles Gallagher (Ed).

Pager, Devah. 2003. “Blacks and Ex-Cons Need Not Apply.”  Contexts 2(4):58-59. PDF

Quillian, Lincoln, and Devah Pager. 2001. “Black Neighbors, Higher Crime? The Role of Racial Stereotypes in Evaluations of Neighborhood Crime.American Journal of Sociology 107(3):717-767.  PDF

Grodsky, Eric, and Devah Pager. 2001. “The Structure of Disadvantage: Individual and Occupational Determinants of the Black-White Wage Gap.” American Sociological Review 66(4):542-567.  PDF


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National, Research Council. 2014.  The Growth of Incarceration in the United States: Exploring Causes and Consequences, edited by Jeremy Travis and Bruce Western. National Academies of Science.

Pager, Devah and Bruce Western. 2005. Race at Work: Realities of Race and Criminal Record in the New York City Job Market. Report prepared for the 50th Anniversary of the New York City Commission on Human Rights. Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture.  PDF

Book Chapters

Pager, Devah. 2013. “The "Stickiness" of Race in an Era of Mass Incarceration” in Beyond Discrimination: Racial Inequality in a Postracist Era, edited by Robert Lieberman and Fredrick Harris. New York: Russell Sage Press.

Pager, Devah. 2012."Inequality and Punishment: the End of Mass Incarceration?" in Living in a High Inequality Regime, edited by David Grusky and Alair MacLean.  New York:  Russell Sage Press.  Forthcoming.

Pager, Devah.  2009.  "Field Experiments for Studies of Discrimination" Pp. 38-60 in Research Confidential: Solutions to Problems Most Social Scientists Pretend they Never Have, edited by Eszter Hargittai.  Ann Arbor, MI:  University of Michigan Press.

Pager, Devah.  2008.  "Blacklisted: Hiring Discrimination in an Era of Mass Incarceration" in Against the Wall: Poor, Young, Black, and Male, edited by Elijah Anderson.  University of Pennsylvania Press.

Pager, Devah.  2008.  "The Dynamics of Discrimination" Pp. 21-51 in Colors of Poverty:  Why Racial and Ethnic Disparities Persist, edited by David Harris and Ann Lin.  New York:  Russell Sage Foundation.

Pager, Devah.  2007.  "Two Strikes and You're Out: The Intensification of Racial and Criminal Stigma" Pp. 151-173 in Barriers to Reentry?  The Labor Market for Released Prisoners in Post-Industrial America, edited by David Weiman, Shawn Bushway and Michael Stoll.  New York:  Russell Sage Press.

Pager, Devah.  2004.  "Race-Ethnicity, Social Background, and Grade Retention" Pp. 97-114 in Can Unlike Students Learn Together?  Grade Retention, Tracking, and Grouping, edited by Herbert J. Walberg, Arthur J. Reynolds, and Margaret C. Wang.  Greenwich, CT: Information Age Publishing.

Pager, Devah.  2004.  "High School Dropout, Race-Ethnicity, and Social Background from the 1970s to the 1990s" in Dropouts in America: Congronting the Graduation Rate Crisis, edited by Gary Orfield.  Cambridge, MA:  Harvard Education Press.