CitationSiennick, Sonja E. & Widdowson, Alex O. (2017). Incarceration and financial dependency during and after “youth”. Journal of Developmental and Life-Course Criminology. vol. 3 (4) pp. 397-418
AbstractYoung adults leaving jails and prisons experience two major life challenges at once—reentry and the developmental transition from adolescence to adulthood. Drawing on developmental theory and research, we propose that positive post-release outcomes look different for “youth” ages 18–24 versus older young adults. Using self-sufficiency as a summary indicator of developmental progress, we examined when and how the age trend in financial dependency on parents among previously incarcerated young adults diverged from the normative age trend seen in the general population of young adults.
Reference TypeJournal Article
Journal TitleJournal of Developmental and Life-Course Criminology
Author(s)Siennick, Sonja E.
Widdowson, Alex O.