Does Incarceration Length Affect Labor Market Outcomes for Violent Offenders?

The Rockwool Foundation Research Unit. Study Paper No. 39

By Rasmus Landerso

This study paper uses a reform of the Danish Penal Code concerning violent crimes to study the effects of an exogenous increase in incarceration length on labor market outcomes during the first three years after release. This is measured by unemployment rates, dependency on other public transfers, and earnings.

30 pages

Publication Date: 1/23/2012
Format: Paper
ISBN: 9788790199654