Date of Submission
Open Access Senior Thesis
Bachelor of Arts
© 2017 Sally J Vandenberg
This paper shows that while incarceration is associated with economic losses, the economic benefits associated with a GED may be nearly twice as large for high school dropouts that have been incarcerated than for dropouts who have not been incarcerated. My results, though imprecisely estimated, suggest that this relationship may be one of correlation, rather than causality. I find that among the formerly incarcerated the GED is associated with other positive outcomes, particularly lower rates of drug use.
Vandenberg, Sally, "The Relative Impact of the GED on Labor Market Outcomes for the Formerly Incarcerated" (2017). CMC Senior Theses. 1703.