Monday, September 9, 2013

Brookings Institution: Incarceration and its Effect on American Social Mobility

The Brookings Institution article by Kim Howard and Richard V. Reeves is linked below.

Brookings Institution: Incarceration and Social Mobility

"Intergenerational social mobility is a reflection of the way a child’s family circumstances determine their later life outcomes. There are plenty of children whose life chances could be affected by incarceration: half of all prisoners in the U.S. have children under age 18. Of black children born in 1990, one in four had a father go to prison (compared to 1 in 25 white children)."

---Kim Howard and Richard V. Reeves, The Brookings Institution

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