ERIC Number: EJ384829
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1989
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Youth, Underemployment, and Property Crime: Differential Effects of Job Availability and Job Quality on Juvenile and Young Adult Arrest Rates.
Allan, Emilie Andersen; Steffensmeier, Darrell J.
American Sociological Review, v54 n1 p107-23 Feb 1989
Examination of age-specific state-level data from the 1977-1980 reports of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Census Bureau reveals that availability of employment produces strong effects on juvenile arrest rates. Unemployment and low quality of employment (e.g., inadequate pay and hours) is associated with high arrest rates. (Author/BJV)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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