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Does crime affect employment status?-The case of Indigenous Australians

Hunter, Boyd; Borland, Jeff I


A significant cost for individuals who have contact with the criminal justice system is the potential effect on employment status. In this study the effect of arrest on the employment status of indigenous Australians is examined using data from the 1994 National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Survey. Having been arrested is found to reduce the probability of employment. The size of the effect is estimated to be between 10% and 20% for males, between 7% and 17% for females. The effect...[Show more]

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Date published: 2000
Type: Journal article
Source: Economica


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