The Minimum Wage, EITC, and Criminal Recidivism

@article{Agan2018TheMW,
  title={The Minimum Wage, EITC, and Criminal Recidivism},
  author={Amanda Y. Agan and Michael D. Makowsky},
  journal={ERN: Wealth},
  year={2018}
}
For recently released prisoners, the minimum wage and the availability of state Earned Income Tax Credits (EITCs) can influence both their ability to find employment and their potential legal wages relative to illegal sources of income, in turn affecting the probability they return to prison. Using administrative prison release records from nearly six million offenders released between 2000 and 2014, we use a difference-in-differences strategy to identify the effect of over two hundred state… 
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