A Statistician Reads the Obituaries: On the Relative Effects of Race and Crime on Employment

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I was saddened to read an obituary in the November 9, 2018, New York Times for Devah Pager, the Malkin Professor of Public Policy at Harvard University. Professor Pager was but 46 years of age; an accomplished and well-known sociologist, whose interests included the effects of race and prior felony convictions on finding a job. Her 2007 book, Marked, was about this topic and, among its many honors, received the Book of the Year Award from the Association for Humanist Sociology.

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