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dc.contributor.authorCho, Rosaen_US
dc.contributor.authorLaLonde, Roberten_US
dc.date.accessioned2006-01-31en_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-07-07T09:10:00Z-
dc.date.available2010-07-07T09:10:00Z-
dc.date.issued2005en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/33303-
dc.description.abstractThis paper uses a unique data set constructed from two sets of administrative records to examine the relationship between incarceration and employment rates for former female state prisoners from Illinois. Our analysis indicates that although prison is associated with declining employment rates during the quarters leading up to women's incarcerations, it does not appear to harm their employment prospects later on. In the short-term, we estimate that women's post-prison employment rates are about four percentage points above expected levels. However, these employment gains do not persist and gradually fall back to pre-prison levels. But for some groups of women, including those with four or more children, those who served longer prison spells, and those who served time for person-related or drug-related offenses, we find that modestly positive employment effects that are on the order of a few percentage points persist. These results indicate that time out of the work force or diminished skills are not costs associated with incarcerating women. Nor does a prison record appear to send an undesirable signal in the labor market that reduces former female inmates' employment chances. Although incarcerated women's subsequent employment rates are very low, they do not appear to be low because of their experience in prison.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherIZA Bonnen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesIZA Discussion Papers 1792en_US
dc.subject.jelJ29en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordprisonen_US
dc.subject.keywordwomenen_US
dc.subject.keywordemploymenten_US
dc.subject.stwStraftäteren_US
dc.subject.stwStrafvollzugen_US
dc.subject.stwFrauenerwerbstätigkeiten_US
dc.subject.stwIllinoisen_US
dc.titleThe impact of incarceration in state prison on the employment prospects of womenen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn506560716en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
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