The External Effects of Black Male Incarceration onBlack Females
AbstractThis article examines how the increase in the incarceration ofblack men and the sex ratio imbalance it induces shape the behaviorof young black women. Combining data from the Bureau of Justice Statisticsand the Current Population Survey to match male incarceration rateswith individual observations over two decades, I show that black maleincarceration lowers the odds of black nonmarital teenage fertilitywhile increasing young black women's school attainment and earlyemployment. These results can account for the sharp bridging of theracial gap over the 1990s for a range of socioeconomic outcomes amongfemales. (c) 2011 by The University of Chicago. Allrights reserved..
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Volume (Year): 29 (2011)
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- Stéphane Mechoulan, 2006. "The External Effects of Black-Male Incarceration on Black Females," Working Papers tecipa-240, University of Toronto, Department of Economics.
- I21 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education - - - Analysis of Education
- K42 - Law and Economics - - Legal Procedure, the Legal System, and Illegal Behavior - - - Illegal Behavior and the Enforcement of Law
- J12 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics - - - Marriage; Marital Dissolution; Family Structure
- J13 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics - - - Fertility; Family Planning; Child Care; Children; Youth
- J15 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics - - - Economics of Minorities, Races, and Immigrants; Non-labor Discrimination
- J22 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Time Allocation and Labor Supply
- J - Labor and Demographic Economics
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- Richard J. Murnane, 2013. "U.S High School Graduation Rates: Patterns and Explanations," NBER Working Papers 18701, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
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