​Prison for the Poor

Rethinking Crime and Inequality with Stratification Economics

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From the collection: Economics Has A Race Problem


From the collection Economics Has A Race Problem

Anita Alves Pena discusses her research into the relationship between mass incarceration and inequality through stratification economics. Pena’s research finds that areas with higher income inequality have higher rates of incarceration and that these rates vary when broken down by racial and ethnic groups.

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