Mass Incarceration and Labor Market Outcomes: Do prior incarceration and sentencing policies affect labor market outcomes of young Black, Hispanic and White Men differently?

Lim, Jian Xiong.


  • This paper examines the relationship between state-level corrections policies, incarceration rates, and labor force outcomes. Each state’s sentencing policy regime is coded according to its structure, determinacy, and the presence of three-strikes legislation. Using National Prisoner Statistics (NPS) and Current Population Survey (CPS) data for the period 1991-2015, I first estimate the impact of ... read more
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