Pathways to Depressive Symptoms among Former Inmates

Citation

Porter, Lauren C. & Novisky, Meghan A. (2017). Pathways to Depressive Symptoms among Former Inmates. Justice Quarterly. vol. 34 (5) pp. 847-872

Abstract

Drawing on data from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health (Add Health), we examine the association between incarceration and depressive symptoms among a sample of 13,131 young adults. We find that a history of incarceration is associated with a higher expected rate of depressive symptoms and that this relationship operates most strongly through material hardship. We find no differences in the main effect of incarceration across groups, but we find that the role of certain mediating variables may vary, with marital and employment status being a stronger mediator for males than females, and marriage being a stronger mediator for whites compared to blacks and Hispanics. Our results suggest that incarceration constitutes a potent stressor, but that the pathways to depressive symptoms may differ. © 2016 Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences

URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.1080%2F07418825.2016.1226938

Keyword(s)

depressive symptoms incarceration race sex

Notes

Export Date: 3 October 2016 Article in Press

Reference Type

Journal Article

Journal Title

Justice Quarterly

Author(s)

Porter, Lauren C.
Novisky, Meghan A.

Year Published

2017

Volume Number

34

Issue Number

5

Pages

847-872

Edition

September 14, 2016

DOI

10.1080/07418825.2016.1226938

Reference ID

7592