Higher rate of male minority incarceration linked to lower high school dropout rate
- January 12, 2011
- A study coauthored by David Neumark, economics professor, is featured in the Health Canal and BioPortfolio January 11, 2011
From the Health Canal:
According to a new study by UC Irvine economist David Neumark, the increased incarceration of minority men in the U.S. has contributed to more single-parent minority households and fewer minority high school dropouts. The findings are surprising, he said, as they contradict both liberal and conservative views as well as current public policy initiatives. "Previous research has found that children who grow up in an environment other than a married, two-person household are more likely to repeat a grade, be expelled or suspended, or receive treatment for an emotional problem," Neumark said. "Our research shows that policy efforts to create more married, two-parent households won't necessarily improve outcomes for children and - depending on which spouse is available - may even worsen them."
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