Episode 49: Michael Makowsky on the minimum wage, EITC, and recidivism

Michael Makowsky talks about how increasing hourly wages, through the minimum wage and EITC, affects recidivism. "The Minimum Wage, EITC, and Criminal Recidivism" by Amanda Agan and Michael Makowsky. *** Probable Causation is part of Doleac Initiatives, a 501(c)(3) corporation. If you enjoy the show, please consider making a tax-deductible contribution. Thank you for supporting our work! ***   OTHER RESEARCH WE DISCUSS IN THIS EPISODE: “Good Jobs and Recidivism” by Kevin Schnepel. “Local Labor Markets and Criminal Recidivism” by Crystal S. Yang. "Impacts of minimum wages: review of the international evidence" by Arindrajit Dube. "Myth or Measurement: What Does the New Minimum Wage Research Say about Minimum Wages and Job Loss in the United States?" By David Neumark and Peter Shirley. "The Minimum Wage and Crime" by Andrew Beauchamp and Stacey Chan. "Encouraging Desistance from Crime" by Jennifer Doleac. "The Minimum Wage and the Great Recession: Evidence of Effects on the Employment and Income Trajectories of Low-Skilled Workers" by Jeffrey Clemens and Michael Wither. "Effects of the Minimum Wage on Employment Dynamics" by Jonathan Meer and Jeremy West. "Credible Research Designs for Minimum Wage Studies" by Sylvia Allegreto, Arindrajit Dube, Michael Reich, and Ben Zipperer. "Can Economic Policies Reduce Deaths of Despair?" by William H. Dow, Anna Godøy, Christopher A. Lowenstein, and Michael Reich. "Jobs, News and Reoffending after Incarceration" by Roberto Galbiati, Aurélie Ouss, and Arnaud Philippe. "Understanding 'Wage Theft': Evasion and Avoidance Responses to Minimum Wage Increases" by Jeffrey Clemens and Michael R. Strain. "Diversion in the Criminal Justice System" by Michael Mueller-Smith and Kevin T. Schnepel. Probable Causation Episode 5: Kevin Schnepel. Probable Causation Bonus Episode 6: David Skarbek.

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