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The Employability of Returning Citizens Is Key to Neighborhood Revitalization

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  • Ergungor, O. Emre

    () (Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland)

  • Oliver, Nelson

    () (Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland)

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One problem low-income communities may face in trying to revitalize is dealing with a high share of residents who are returning home after serving prison terms. Returning citizens often concentrate in low-income areas, and they typically lack the education and skills needed to fi nd jobs. This Commentary reviews these and other barriers to employment, estimates the degree of unemployment, and describes some solutions emerging for this population.

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  • Ergungor, O. Emre & Oliver, Nelson, 2013. "The Employability of Returning Citizens Is Key to Neighborhood Revitalization," Economic Commentary, Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, issue 11.
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    1. Steven Raphael, 2010. "Improving Employment Prospects for Former Prison Inmates: Challenges and Policy," NBER Working Papers 15874, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
    2. Steven Raphael, 2010. "Improving Employment Prospects for Former Prison Inmates: Challenges and Policy," NBER Chapters,in: Controlling Crime: Strategies and Tradeoffs, pages 521-565 National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
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