On Monday November
21st at 1:30 in McCarthy Center Room 309, Dr. John Schmitt, Senior Economist
with the Center for Economic and Policy Research in Washington DC, will speak
about “Incarceration and the Labor Market”. This event is sponsored by the
Currently, there are over two million people incarcerated in the United States. Another 13 to 18 million have a felony conviction or have spent time in prison in the past. These large populations, which heavily consist of men and especially men of color with relatively low levels of formal education, have an enormous impact on the national labor market.
Dr. Schmitt has co-authored three editions of The State of Working America (Cornell University Press) and most recently is co-editor of Low-Wage Work in the Wealthy World (Russell Sage Foundation). He has an undergraduate degree from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University and an M.Sc. and Ph.D. in economics from the London School of Economics.