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Title:Crime and the Labour Market: Evidence from a Survey of Inmates PDF Logo
Authors:Entorf, Horst
Issue Date:2008
Series/Report no.:ZEW Discussion Papers 08-131
Abstract:In this paper data from a survey of 1,771 inmates conducted in 31 German prisons provide microeconometric evidence on the relationship between individual anticipated labour market opportunities and the perceived probability of future recidivism. Results show that inmates with poor labour market prospects expect a significantly higher rate of future recidivism. Having a closer look at subgroups of prisoners reveals that drug and alcohol addiction cause adverse effects. Thus, improving prisoner health care by installing effective anti-drug programmes would be one of the most effective measures against crime.
Subjects:inmate survey
recidivism
labour market perspectives
discrete choice modelling
JEL:C83
J68
J38
K42
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:ZEW Discussion Papers
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