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A Basic Work Opportunity Reduces Crime - But Not Drug Use

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Rapid growth in the number of ex-prisoners in recent years and the current recession have highlighted the need for employment placement and training programs in the United States. This paper examines the effects of an experimental transitional job program on desistance from substance use and crime for a sample of serious drug users. Building on prior evaluations of a large-scale social experiment, we model event history analyses of the time-varying effects of a basic job opportunity on crime and drug use. Findings suggest that while employment may not significantly reduce drug use, the provision of a supported work opportunity clearly and significantly reduces criminal activity among former drug users.

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Uggen, Christopher. and Shannon, Sarah. "A Basic Work Opportunity Reduces Crime - But Not Drug Use" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Sociological Association Annual Meeting, Hilton Atlanta and Atlanta Marriott Marquis, Atlanta, GA, Aug 14, 2010 <Not Available>. 2014-11-27 <http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p411263_index.html>

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Uggen, C. and Shannon, S. K. , 2010-08-14 "A Basic Work Opportunity Reduces Crime - But Not Drug Use" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Sociological Association Annual Meeting, Hilton Atlanta and Atlanta Marriott Marquis, Atlanta, GA Online <APPLICATION/PDF>. 2014-11-27 from http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p411263_index.html

Publication Type: Conference Paper/Unpublished Manuscript
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Abstract: Rapid growth in the number of ex-prisoners in recent years and the current recession have highlighted the need for employment placement and training programs in the United States. This paper examines the effects of an experimental transitional job program on desistance from substance use and crime for a sample of serious drug users. Building on prior evaluations of a large-scale social experiment, we model event history analyses of the time-varying effects of a basic job opportunity on crime and drug use. Findings suggest that while employment may not significantly reduce drug use, the provision of a supported work opportunity clearly and significantly reduces criminal activity among former drug users.


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