The military and incarceration: Hidden mechanisms of racial inequality in the U.S. labor market, 1980-2010

Project Summary:

This project will study the rise of mass incarceration in relation to military downsizing. The author will determine whether the military-penal crossover, occurring in the 1990s and continuing through the present, has reinforced racial inequality in the labor market, with blacks experiencing more incarceration while decreasingly enlisting in the military.


JooHee Han is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Sociology at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. His research/teaching interests include social stratification and mobility, the labor market, work and occupation, crime and mass incarceration, and international migration, among other topics.