The Labor Market Consequences of Incarceration Bruce Western Department of Sociology , Princeton University

@inproceedings{Kling2001TheLM,
  title={The Labor Market Consequences of Incarceration Bruce Western Department of Sociology , Princeton University},
  author={Jeffrey R. Kling},
  year={2001}
}
Rapid growth in the incarceration rate over the last two decades has made prison time a routine event in the life course of young economically disadvantaged, black and Hispanic men. Although incarceration may now have large effects on economic inequality, only a few studies systematically examine the labor market experiences of ex-offenders. We review the mechanisms that plausibly link incarceration to employment and earnings and discuss the challenges of causal inference for a highly self… CONTINUE READING

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