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The New Scarlet Letter? Negotiating the U.S. Labor Market with a Criminal Record

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  • Steven Raphael

    (University of California, Berkeley)

Abstract

The book details the problems ex-inmates face as they attempt to reenter the U.S. labor market, along with recommendations for easing this transition.

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  • Steven Raphael, 2014. "The New Scarlet Letter? Negotiating the U.S. Labor Market with a Criminal Record," Books from Upjohn Press, W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research, number nsc.
  • Handle: RePEc:upj:ubooks:nsc
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    1. Devah Pager, 2003. "The mark of a criminal record," Natural Field Experiments 00319, The Field Experiments Website.
    2. Haeil Jung, 2011. "Increase in the length of incarceration and the subsequent labor market outcomes: Evidence from men released from Illinois state prisons," Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., vol. 30(3), pages 499-533, June.
    3. Raphael, Steven & Winter-Ember, Rudolf, 2001. "Identifying the Effect of Unemployment on Crime," Journal of Law and Economics, University of Chicago Press, vol. 44(1), pages 259-283, April.
    4. Jeffrey Grogger, 1995. "The Effect of Arrests on the Employment and Earnings of Young Men," The Quarterly Journal of Economics, Oxford University Press, vol. 110(1), pages 51-71.
    5. Pager, Devah & Western, Bruce & Bonikowski, Bart, 2009. "Discrimination in a Low-Wage Labor Market: A Field Experiment," IZA Discussion Papers 4469, Institute of Labor Economics (IZA).
    6. Charles D. Mallar & Craig V. D. Thornton, 1978. "Transitional Aid for Released Prisoners: Evidence from the Life Experiment," Journal of Human Resources, University of Wisconsin Press, vol. 13(2), pages 208-236.
    7. Derek Neal & Armin Rick, 2014. "The Prison Boom and the Lack of Black Progress after Smith and Welch," NBER Working Papers 20283, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
    8. Ben Vollaard, 2013. "Preventing crime through selective incapacitation," Economic Journal, Royal Economic Society, vol. 123(567), pages 262-284, March.
    9. Joel Waldfogel, 1994. " The Effect of Criminal Conviction on Income and the Trust "Reposed in the Workmen"," Journal of Human Resources, University of Wisconsin Press, vol. 29(1), pages 62-81.
    10. Richard Freeman, 1987. "The relation of criminal activity to black youth employment," The Review of Black Political Economy, Springer;National Economic Association, vol. 16(1), pages 99-107, June.
    11. Emily G. Owens, 2009. "More Time, Less Crime? Estimating the Incapacitative Effect of Sentence Enhancements," Journal of Law and Economics, University of Chicago Press, vol. 52(3), pages 551-579, August.
    12. Rucker Johnson & Steven Raphael, 2012. "How Much Crime Reduction Does the Marginal Prisoner Buy?," Journal of Law and Economics, University of Chicago Press, vol. 55(2), pages 275-310.
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    Cited by:

    1. Mueller-Smith, Michael & Schnepel, Kevin T., 2016. "Avoiding Convictions: Regression Discontinuity Evidence on Court Deferrals for First-Time Drug Offenders," IZA Discussion Papers 10409, Institute of Labor Economics (IZA).
    2. Kevin T. Schnepel, 2018. "Good Jobs and Recidivism," Economic Journal, Royal Economic Society, vol. 128(608), pages 447-469, February.
    3. Ariel J. Binder & John Bound, 2019. "The Declining Labor Market Prospects of Less-Educated Men," NBER Working Papers 25577, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
    4. repec:iza:izawol:journl:y:2017:n:399 is not listed on IDEAS
    5. Jeanne Bellotti & Samina Sattar & Alix Gould-Werth & Jillian Berk & Ivette GHutierrez & Jillian Stein & Hannah Betesh & Lindsay Ochoa & Andrew Wiegand, "undated". "Developing American Job Centers in Jails: Implementation of the Linking to Employment Activities Pre-Release (LEAP) Grants," Mathematica Policy Research Reports 2b892e4cb88249ff8a36774a9, Mathematica Policy Research.
    6. Julie Worthington Hartnack & Marykate Zukiewicz & Rayna Thornton, "undated". "Colorado Department of Corrections Reentry Systems Mapping Project: Policy Landscape Summary," Mathematica Policy Research Reports ffcbde96a9344030acebd4137, Mathematica Policy Research.
    7. repec:aea:jecper:v:33:y:2019:i:2:p:163-90 is not listed on IDEAS
    8. Mueller-Smith, Michael & Schnepel, Kevin T., 2016. "Avoiding Convictions: Regression Discontinuity Evidence on Court Deferrals for First-Time Drug Offenders," Working Papers 2016-16, University of Sydney, School of Economics.

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    Keywords

    Labor supply and demand; prisoner reentry; discrimination;

    JEL classification:

    • J2 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor
    • J71 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Labor Discrimination - - - Hiring and Firing

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