Employment Services for Ex-Offenders, 1981-1984: Boston, Chicago, and San Diego (ICPSR 8619)

Published: Jan 18, 2006

Principal Investigator(s):
Raymond H. Milkman


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This study was conducted to test whether job counseling and placement services, accompanied by intensive follow-up after placement, would significantly increase the effectiveness of employment programs for individuals recently released from prison. Data were collected on personal, criminal, and employment backgrounds, including the type, duration, and pay of previous employment, living arrangements, marital status, criminal history, and characteristics of the employment placement.

Milkman, Raymond H. Employment Services for Ex-Offenders, 1981-1984:  Boston, Chicago, and San Diego. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2006-01-18. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR08619.v2

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United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. National Institute of Justice (80-IJ-CX-KO13)

1981 -- 1984

1981 -- 1984

Random sample.

Offenders released from federal, state, or local adult correctional facilities in Massachusetts, California, and Illinois.

official criminal justice agency records, and self-enumerated questionnaires

event/transaction data

survey data



2006-01-18 File CB8619.ALL.PDF was removed from any previous datasets and flagged as a study-level file, so that it will accompany all downloads.

2001-03-15 A PDF codebook is now available for this collection.


  • The public-use data files in this collection are available for access by the general public. Access does not require affiliation with an ICPSR member institution.

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This dataset is maintained and distributed by the National Archive of Criminal Justice Data (NACJD), the criminal justice archive within ICPSR. NACJD is primarily sponsored by three agencies within the U.S. Department of Justice: the Bureau of Justice Statistics, the National Institute of Justice, and the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.