Cut welfare spending to pay for prison reform? prison reformRichard Boylanunintended consequencesUS federal governmentwelfare
Efforts by the US federal government to improve living conditions in state prisons resulted in decreased welfare funding, a new analysis shows.
“These results are a classic example of the unintended consequences of well-intentioned policymaking in the face of limited resources, where helping one vulnerable population ends up harming another,” says Richard Boylan, professor of economics at Rice University.
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