Labor Market Segmentation, Human Capital, and the Economics of Crime


The research reported in this 1982 dissertation analyzes the relationships between human capital, labor market structure, and crime. It tests the relative explanatory power of neo-classical choice theory and labor market segmentation theory on the determinants of labor market outcomes, criminal behavior, and their interaction. The author concludes that the criminal choice decision is a highly complex and multiattributed one, and that the predictions of economic theory do not adequately capture the multiplicity of factors involved in crime.


Compassion, Not Confinement

How States and Localities Can Help Ensure Humane Housing for Unaccompanied Immigrant Children Awaiting Family Reunification

In the first five months of 2021, about 65,000 children were apprehended by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) after arriving in the United States unaccompanied by a parent or legal guardian. These children come to the United States seeking protection, stability, and a chance to reunite with their families, but are instead processed at federa ...

  • Shaina Aber, Lauren Esterle, Derek Loh
June 16, 2021