I am now officially on the 2019-2020 academic job market! My job market paper “Carceral Schools and College Expectations: Evidence from the National Crime Victimization School Crime Supplement” is now posted here. I will make sure to update this as I go.
My paper asks about the unintended consequences of school security, in terms of depleting students’ expectations of going to college in the future. Unlike other papers using similar data, I examine the impacts by racial, ethnic, and gender subgroups to better understand the disparate impacts of these measures. My results are consistent with the literature, and illuminate an additional human capital cost of school security. I then use an interdisciplinary conceptual framework to understand these results in the context of the carceral continuum and existing social, racial, and economic inequality.