Treatment versus Punishment: Understanding Racial Inequalities in Drug Policy.

@article{Kim2019TreatmentVP,
  title={Treatment versus Punishment: Understanding Racial Inequalities in Drug Policy.},
  author={Jin Woo Kim and Evan Morgan and Brendan Nyhan},
  journal={Journal of health politics, policy and law},
  year={2019}
}
CONTEXT Many observers believe that the policy response to the opioid crisis is less punitive than the crack scare and that the reason is that victims are (stereotypically) white. METHODS To assess this conjecture, we compile new longitudinal data on district-level drug-related deaths and (co)sponsorship of legislation on drug abuse in the House of Representatives over the past four decades. Using legislator fixed effects models, we then test how changes in drug-related death rates in… 

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