Date of Submission
Campus Only Senior Thesis
Bachelor of Arts
2021 Jessica H. Fang
This paper estimates the impact of local labor market conditions on recidivism among 2.2 million offenders released from 12 states between 2000 and 2009. Applying a fixed effects regression model and controlling for offender variation, I find that increased employment opportunities in the construction; retail; and administrative, support, waste management and remediation service industries lead to a reduction in recidivism.
Fang, Jessica, "Snapping Necks or Cashing Checks: Effect of Local Labor Markets on Recidivism" (2022). CMC Senior Theses. 2825.
This thesis is restricted to the Claremont Colleges current faculty, students, and staff.