Undisciplined but Promoteable…

“Devah Pager, a sociologist at Harvard University, has tracked the performance of 8,000 former felons who entered the American army after passing a screening process in the years between 2002 and 2009.

She finds that the ex-cons were slightly more likely to be undisciplined but were also promoted unusually quickly.

Is that just a quirk of military culture? It would be worth finding out.” (The Economist, 2017, p.42).


The Economist (2017) Prisoners and Jobs: Going Straight. The Economist. 20th May 2017.


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