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The Effect of Black Male Imprisonment on Black Child Poverty 1

  title={The Effect of Black Male Imprisonment on Black Child Poverty 1},
  author={P. Oliver and G. Sandefur and Jessica A Jakubowski and James E. Yocom},
From the early 1980s through 2000, the number and the percentage of African American men in prison skyrocketed. This would be expected to have negative impacts on Black well-being, but Black child poverty generally decreased during this period. Using data from the U.S. Prison Census and the Current Population Survey for the period from 1983-1998, we examine the effects of Black male imprisonment on the household composition, income and poverty of Black children. Regressions of outcomes on… Expand
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