Crime and the Labour Market : Evidence from a Survey of Inmates


Entorf, Horst


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URL: http://ub-madoc.bib.uni-mannheim.de/2261
URN: urn:nbn:de:bsz:180-madoc-22619
Document Type: Working paper
Year of publication: 2008
Publication language: English
Institution: Sonstige Einrichtungen > ZEW - Leibniz-Zentrum für Europäische Wirtschaftsforschung
MADOC publication series: Veröffentlichungen des ZEW (Leibniz-Zentrum für Europäische Wirtschaftsforschung) > ZEW Discussion Papers
Subject: 330 Economics
Classification: JEL: K42 C83 J68 J38 ,
Subject headings (SWD): Deutschland , Strafgefangener , Arbeitsmarkt , Umfrage , Rückfallkriminalität
Keywords (English): inmate survey , recidivism , labour market perspectives , discrete choice modelling
Abstract: In this paper data from a survey of 1,771 inmates conducted in 31 German prisons provide microeconometric evidence on the relationship between individual anticipated labour market opportunities and the perceived probability of future recidivism. Results show that inmates with poor labour market prospects expect a significantly higher rate of future recidivism. Having a closer look at subgroups of prisoners reveals that drug and alcohol addiction cause adverse effects. Thus, improving prisoner health care by installing effective anti-drug programmes would be one of the most effective measures against crime.
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