Prisoners’ Perceptions About Postrelease Employment in Romania: Studying the Role of Human Capital and Labelling Factors in Explaining Optimism and Pessimism

@article{Dmboeanu2019PrisonersPA,
  title={Prisoners’ Perceptions About Postrelease Employment in Romania: Studying the Role of Human Capital and Labelling Factors in Explaining Optimism and Pessimism},
  author={Cristina D{\^a}mboeanu and Anke Ramakers},
  journal={International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology},
  year={2019},
  volume={63},
  pages={232 - 256}
}
Prior evidence shows that prisoners’ beliefs and perceptions have profound implications for their postprison success. This study shows which prisoners are more or less optimistic about their postrelease employment prospects and for what reason. Specifically, this study examines how pessimistic prisoners are about finding a job, finding an unskilled job, and finding a minimum-wage job. It also reveals whether variables drawn from labelling and human capital theories can explain between… Expand

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