Prisoners' Labour Market History and Aspirations: A Focus on Western Australia

15 Pages Posted: 8 Feb 2007

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Margaret J. Giles

Edith Cowan University

Anh T. Le

The University of Western Australia - Faculty of Economics & Commerce

Abstract

This paper examines the employability and labour market aspirations of prisoners. The results suggest that repeat prisoners are less likely to be employed than non-repeat prisoners. However, a large proportion of the employment differential between repeat and non-repeat prisoners is due to differences in coefficients. There is no evidence to suggest that the frequency of incarceration affects individual characteristics that may limit prisoners' labour market aspirations after their release from prison.

Suggested Citation

Giles, Margaret and Le, Anh T., Prisoners' Labour Market History and Aspirations: A Focus on Western Australia. Economic Record, Vol. 83, No. 260, pp. 31-45, March 2007, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=961896 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1475-4932.2007.00374.x

Margaret Giles (Contact Author)

Edith Cowan University ( email )

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Anh T. Le

The University of Western Australia - Faculty of Economics & Commerce ( email )

Nedlands, Western Australia 6907
Australia

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