Working Paper on Health Care and Recidivism Featured in The Appeal Article
Aug 23, 2019
Summary: A working paper by PERC Postdoctoral Research Associates Erkmen G. Aslim and Han Yu, Senior Research Associate Carlos I. Navarro, and co-author Murat C. Mungan that investigates how increased health coverage affects recidivism rates was featured in a recent article in The Appeal
, an online news source that focuses on criminal justice.
The paper, “The Effect of Public Heath Insurance on Criminal Recidivism” studies the link between the Affordable Care Act’s Medicaid expansion, which provided increased access to services for mental health and substance abuse disorders, and previously incarcerated individuals.
to read the full working paper.
to read the article. (The research in the PERC working paper is mentioned in the second-to-last paragraph of this article.)