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Does a Rising Tide Lift All Boats?

Title: Does a Rising Tide Lift All Boats?: Labor Market Changes and Their Effects on the Recidivism of Released Prisoners.
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Name(s): Mears, Daniel P., author
Wang, Xia, author
Bales, William D., author
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Date Issued: 2012-05-16
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: The dramatic growth in incarceration nationally has increased attention to the factors that influence recidivism among ex-prisoners. Accordingly, scholars have called for research that identifies factors, such as employment opportunities, that may influence reentry experiences. Few studies, however, have examined how changes in labor market conditions affect ex-prisoner offending. Drawing on prior scholarship, this study examines the effect of such changes on the recidivism of ex-prisoners and, in particular, how the recidivism among blacks and whites may be differentially affected by changes in labor market conditions in the areas to which they return. The analyses indicate that, among black male ex-prisoners, labor market declines increase violent recidivism. They also indicate that, among white male ex-prisoners, the effects are more tenuous, influence only property recidivism, and are moderated by prior labor market conditions and criminal history. Implications of the study are discussed.
Identifier: FSU_libsubv1_scholarship_submission_1460381180 (IID), 10.1080/07418825.2012.677466 (DOI)
Publication Note: This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Justice quarterly in 2014, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/07418825.2012.677466.
Preferred Citation: Mears, Daniel P., Xia Wang, and William D. Bales. 2014. “Does a Rising Tide Lift All Boats? Labor Market Changes and Their Effects on the Recidivism of Released Prisoners.” Justice Quarterly 31(5):822-851.
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_libsubv1_scholarship_submission_1460381180
Host Institution: FSU
Is Part Of: Justice Quarterly.
Issue: iss. 5, vol. 31

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Mears, D. P., Wang, X., & Bales, W. D. (2012). Does a Rising Tide Lift All Boats?: Labor Market Changes and Their Effects on the Recidivism of Released Prisoners. Justice Quarterly. Retrieved from http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_libsubv1_scholarship_submission_1460381180