Parental imprisonment, the prison boom, and the concentration of childhood disadvantage

@article{Wildeman2011ParentalIT,
  title={Parental imprisonment, the prison boom, and the concentration of childhood disadvantage},
  author={Christopher Wildeman},
  journal={Demography},
  year={2011},
  volume={46},
  pages={265-280}
}
Although much research has focused on how imprisonment transforms the life course of disadvantaged black men, researchers have paid little attention to how parental imprisonment alters the social experience of childhood. This article estimates the risk of parental imprisonment by age 14 for black and white children born in 1978 and 1990. This article also estimates the risk of parental imprisonment for children whose parents did not finish high school, finished high school only, or attended… Expand
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