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NCJ Number: 91536 Find in a Library
Title: Racial Differences in Postprison Employment
Journal: Social Science Quarterly  Volume:64  Issue:3  Dated:(September 1983)  Pages:655-669
Author(s): S L Myers
Date Published: 1983
Page Count: 15
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Reduced-form postprison-hours-worked equations that take account of the interdependence of employment and crime are specified and estimated.
Abstract: The sample consists of 432 randomly selected ex-prisoners participating in a controlled unemployment insurance experiment. Significant differences are found between the impacts of preprison disadvantage, immediate postprison success and unemployment assistance on the employment of black and white ex-offenders. The findings suggest the possibility of structural differences in labor markets faced by different ex-offender subgroups and point to a possible explanation of why ex-offender employment programs appear not to work. (Author abstract)
Index Term(s): Ex-offender employment; Racial discrimination
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