Housing security is an important component of economicand emotional wellbeing, particularly among disadvantagedpopulations. Among those returning from incarceration,stable housing is especially critical. This brief contributes to our knowledge of the challenges faced by ex-prisoners (particularly urban fathers) upon re-entry in two ways. First, it examines the relationship between recent incarceration and housing insecurity net of other factors known to characterize social and economic disadvantage. Second, it investigates the extent to which the association between incarceration and housing insecurity is associated with decreased post-incarceration earnings. A relationship between incarceration and housing insecurity that is due to earnings would imply a need for programs and policies to support post-release employment. (Author abstract modified)
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