Семинар «Prison Work and Convict Rehabilitation»
9 февраля 2021 г. состоялся международный семинар IZA и ВШЭ по экономике труда.
Speaker: Giulio Zanella (University of Bologna and IZA).
Title: Prison Work and Convict Rehabilitation.
I study the causal pathways that link prison work programs to convict rehabilitation, leveraging administrative data from Italy and combining quasi-experimental and structural econometric methods to achieve both a credible identification and the isolation of mechanisms. Due to competing channels and nonlinearities, I find that additional work impacts convicts at different points of the term distribution differently: it reduces the re-incarceration rate in the middle of the distribution, where prison work counteracts a rapid depreciation of earning ability, while for convicts on shorter or longer terms a liquidity effect that softens deterrence prevails.
Working paper (PDF, 1.72 Мб)
Discussant: Aleksey Oshchepkov (CLMS HSE).