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Criminal justice involvement and employment outcomes among women

Sheely, Amanda ORCID: 0000-0002-1733-6059 (2020) Criminal justice involvement and employment outcomes among women. Crime and Delinquency, 66 (6-7). 973 - 994. ISSN 0011-1287

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Identification Number: 10.1177/0011128719860833


This article investigates the potentially cumulative effects of being arrested, convicted, and incarcerated on labor market outcomes among women, as well as whether decreased employment levels are due to labor market exclusion or detachment. Using data from the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth 1997, I find that arrested women have reduced levels of employment, due to both labor market exclusion (unemployment) and labor market detachment (not in the labor force). Once the effect of being arrested is taken into account, women who are convicted or incarcerated do not face any additional negative employment consequences. These results demonstrate that policymakers must look beyond incarceration to reduce the impact of criminal justice involvement on women.

Item Type: Article
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Additional Information: © 2019 The Author
Divisions: Social Policy
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
K Law > K Law (General)
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
Date Deposited: 06 Jun 2019 10:36
Last Modified: 27 Jun 2024 16:24

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