Supported Work for Ex-Addicts: An Exploration of Endogenous Tastes
AbstractThe expected impact of Supported Work on former drug addicts' employment, crime, and drug use are derived from two models: the human capital model and a model of endogenous tastes. Empirically, Supported Work is found to increase the earnings of at least some ex-addicts, primarily due to increases in hours worked rather than wage rates. The program also reduced ex-addicts' crime, producing the greatest impact on the robbery and drug-related crimes and changing the relationship between crime and employment. The program did not affect ex-addicts' recidivism to drugs. The pattern of effects only partially supports the human capital model, and there is also some support for the model of endogenous tastes.
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Bibliographic InfoArticle provided by University of Wisconsin Press in its journal Journal of Human Resources.
Volume (Year): 16 (1981)
Issue (Month): 4 ()
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