Hooks for change? Family and employment as pathways to social inclusion among crime-prone individuals
|Prosjektperiode||2011 - 2014|
ProsjektbeskrivelseThe project studies the interactions between criminal activity, family events and labour market outcomes, focusing on how employment, partnerships and parenthood represent pathways to social inclusion among crime-prone individuals. Employment provides income from legal sources as well as structured time use, and thereby a possible turning point for deviant individuals. Family formation and parenthood may offer an opportunity to rewrite one's 'life script' with a new social role and identity, and with increased motivation and support for legal employment. Norwegian registers provide longitudinal data that open new avenues for research on the dynamics of work, family and crime. In addition to addressing new research questions, the richness of the data also allows use of sophisticated statistical methods, like complex life-course transition models accounting for unobserved heterogeneity as well as methods suited to identify causal mechanisms. The project is multidisciplinary including criminologists, sociologists and economists, and is joint with Statistics Norway.
|Bratsberg, Bernt, Oddbjørn Raaum and Knut Røed||Immigrants, Labour Market Performance, and Social Insurance||2014||Economic Journal Vol 124(580), 644-683||[PDF]|
|Bratsberg, Bernt, Oddbjørn Raaum and Knut Røed||Immigrants, Labor Market Performance, and Social Insurance||2014||IZA Discussion paper no 8292||[PDF]|