Effects of Incarceration on Employment and Earnings of Offenders Released From Ohio's State Prisons During 1999 and 2000

William J. Sabol, Case Western Reserve University
Neil Bania, Case Western Reserve University

ABSTRACT
We used individual level data on offenders released from Ohio state prisons during 1999 and 2000 that we linked to unemployment insurance records to provide up to 8 quarters of data on pre- and post-prison employment and earnings. We estimated employment and earnings equations to examine the effects of participation in vocational training programs and post-release supervision on these outcomes, controlling for local labor market conditions.

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