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The Impact of Mass Incarceration on the Lives of African American Women

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This paper examines the consequences of mass incarceration on various aspects of the lives of African-American women. In particular, it seeks to determine how the historically high growth rate in the prison population over the past 30 years has affected employment outcomes, family relationships, and the physical and mental health of Black women who have been incarcerated. Copyright Springer Science + Business Media, LLC 2012

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  • Robynn Cox, 2012. "The Impact of Mass Incarceration on the Lives of African American Women," The Review of Black Political Economy, Springer;National Economic Association, vol. 39(2), pages 203-212, June.
  • Handle: RePEc:spr:blkpoe:v:39:y:2012:i:2:p:203-212
    DOI: 10.1007/s12114-011-9114-2
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    1. Robynn Cox, 2016. "The Effect of Private Sector Work Opportunities in Prison on Labor Market Outcomes of the Formerly Incarcerated," Journal of Labor Research, Springer, vol. 37(4), pages 412-440, December.

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