Behavioural Sciences

How minimum wage and income tax credits affect criminal recidivism rates

Does a higher minimum wage make criminals less likely to re-offend? Image: REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

Michael Makowsky

Associate Professor, , John E. Walker Department of Economics, Clemson University

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An higher minimum wage appears to lower the chance of re-offending Image: VoxEU
Higher EITC State Top-Up percentages also appear to lower the chance of re-offending Image: VoxEU

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