Insights / Podcast episodeFeb 07, 2023

Law of Unintended Consequences: Welfare Reform and Crime

When policymakers passed a historic welfare reform law in 1996, they likely did not anticipate what would happen when youth with disabilities turned 18 and lost their support. We talk with UChicago economist Manasi Deshpande about her novel research studying what portion of them ended up in the criminal justice system.

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