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Revisiting the Impact of Prison Building on Job Growth: Education, Incarceration, and County-Level Employment, 1976-2004

Gregory Hooks, Clayton Mosher, Shaun Genter, Thomas Rotolo and Linda Lobao

Social Science Quarterly, 2010, vol. 91, issue 1, pages 228-244

Abstract: It is widely believed that prison construction offers significant economic benefits to local areas. We review the popular and scholarly literature and provide a quantitative analysis of claims. Copyright (c) 2010 by the Southwestern Social Science Association.

Date: 2010
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