David Harding studies poverty and inequality, urban neighborhoods, education, incarceration, and prisoner reentry. He uses both qualitative and quantitative methods. His current projects include the social and economic reintegration of former prisoners, neighborhoods and prisoner reentry, the effects of incarceration on crime, employment, and health, causal inference for contextual effects research, educational attainment, and labor market outcomes, and the role of neighborhood context in adolescent romantic relationships and sexual behavior. 

Media Mentions

Parole violations are driving prison’s revolving door. The Conversation, November 28, 2017.