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Economic Studies, Brookings Institution, (more information at EDIRC)
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Working Papers

2021

  1. After COVID-19: Building a More Coherent and Effective Workforce Development System in the US
    IZA Policy Papers, Institute of Labor Economics (IZA) Downloads
  2. Labor Market Trends and Outcomes: What Has Changed since the Great Recession?
    IZA Policy Papers, Institute of Labor Economics (IZA) Downloads
    Also in Upjohn Working Papers and Journal Articles, W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research (2021) Downloads
  3. Should the Federal Government Fund Short-Term Postsecondary Certificate Programs?
    IZA Discussion Papers, Institute of Labor Economics (IZA) Downloads
  4. The COVID-19 Pandemic's Evolving Impacts on the Labor Market: Who's Been Hurt and What We Should Do
    Upjohn Working Papers and Journal Articles, W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research Downloads View citations (1)
    Also in IZA Discussion Papers, Institute of Labor Economics (IZA) (2021) Downloads View citations (1)

2020

  1. Career and Technical Education in High School and Postsecondary Career Pathways in Washington State
    IZA Discussion Papers, Institute of Labor Economics (IZA) Downloads
  2. Immigration and the U.S. Labor Market: A Look Ahead
    IZA Discussion Papers, Institute of Labor Economics (IZA) Downloads

2019

  1. Community College Pathways for Disadvantaged Students
    IZA Discussion Papers, Institute of Labor Economics (IZA) Downloads View citations (1)
  2. Improving Employment and Earnings in 21st Century Labor Markets: An Introduction
    IZA Discussion Papers, Institute of Labor Economics (IZA) Downloads
  3. The US Labor Market in 2050: Supply, Demand and Policies to Improve Outcomes
    IZA Policy Papers, Institute of Labor Economics (IZA) Downloads View citations (1)

2018

  1. Does Federally-Funded Job Training Work? Nonexperimental Estimates of WIA Training Impacts Using Longitudinal Data on Workers and Firms
    Working Papers, U.S. Census Bureau, Center for Economic Studies Downloads
    Also in NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc (2013) Downloads View citations (17)
    CESifo Working Paper Series, CESifo (2016) Downloads View citations (6)
    IZA Discussion Papers, Institute of Labor Economics (IZA) (2013) Downloads View citations (17)

2014

  1. Is It Worth It? Postsecondary Education and Labor Market Outcomes for the Disadvantaged
    IZA Discussion Papers, Institute of Labor Economics (IZA) Downloads View citations (1)
    See also Journal Article in IZA Journal of Labor Policy (2015)

2013

  1. Connecting the Disconnected: Improving Education and Employment Outcomes Among Disadvantaged Youth
    IZA Policy Papers, Institute of Labor Economics (IZA) Downloads
  2. Just the Facts, Ma'am: Postsecondary Education and Labor Market Outcomes in the U.S
    IZA Discussion Papers, Institute of Labor Economics (IZA) Downloads View citations (1)

2012

  1. Raising Job Quality and Worker Skills in the US: Creating More Effective Education and Workforce Development Systems in States
    IZA Policy Papers, Institute of Labor Economics (IZA) Downloads

2011

  1. Immigration Policy and Less-Skilled Workers in the United States: Reflections on Future Directions for Reform
    IZA Policy Papers, Institute of Labor Economics (IZA) Downloads

2008

  1. Living Wage Laws: How Much Do (Can) They Matter?
    IZA Discussion Papers, Institute of Labor Economics (IZA) Downloads
  2. Workforce Development as an Antipoverty Strategy: What Do We Know? What Should We Do?
    IZA Discussion Papers, Institute of Labor Economics (IZA) Downloads View citations (3)

2007

  1. Collateral Costs: The Effects of Incarceration on the Employment and Earnings of Young Workers
    IZA Discussion Papers, Institute of Labor Economics (IZA) Downloads View citations (14)
  2. Temporary Help Agencies and the Advancement Prospects of Low Earners
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (12)
    Also in IZA Discussion Papers, Institute of Labor Economics (IZA) (2007) Downloads View citations (4)

    See also Chapter (2009)

2004

  1. Public Transit and the Spatial Distribution of Minority Employment: Evidence from a Natural Experiment
    Berkeley Program on Housing and Urban Policy, Working Paper Series, Berkeley Program on Housing and Urban Policy Downloads
    Also in University of California Transportation Center, Working Papers, University of California Transportation Center (2003) Downloads View citations (54)
    Proceedings, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago (2001) View citations (3)

    See also Journal Article in Journal of Policy Analysis and Management (2003)

2003

  1. Worker Advancement in the Low-Wage Labor Market: The Importance of Good Jobs
    Longitudinal Employer-Household Dynamics Technical Papers, Center for Economic Studies, U.S. Census Bureau Downloads View citations (3)

2002

  1. The interactions of workers and firms in the low-wage labor market
    Longitudinal Employer-Household Dynamics Technical Papers, Center for Economic Studies, U.S. Census Bureau Downloads View citations (3)

2001

  1. Escaping poverty for low-wage workers The role of employer characteristics and changes
    Longitudinal Employer-Household Dynamics Technical Papers, Center for Economic Studies, U.S. Census Bureau Downloads View citations (4)
  2. Job Performance and Retention Among Welfare Recipients
    JCPR Working Papers, Northwestern University/University of Chicago Joint Center for Poverty Research View citations (13)
  3. Trends in Employment Outcomes of Young Black Men, 1979-2000
    JCPR Working Papers, Northwestern University/University of Chicago Joint Center for Poverty Research View citations (2)
  4. Why Are Black Employers More Likely to Hire African Americans than White Employers?
    JCPR Working Papers, Northwestern University/University of Chicago Joint Center for Poverty Research View citations (1)
  5. Will Employers Hire Ex-Offenders? Employer Checks, Background Checks, and Their Determinants
    Berkeley Program on Housing and Urban Policy, Working Paper Series, Berkeley Program on Housing and Urban Policy Downloads
  6. Will Employers Hire Ex-Offenders? Employer Preferences, Background Checks, and Their Determinants
    JCPR Working Papers, Northwestern University/University of Chicago Joint Center for Poverty Research View citations (14)

2000

  1. Employer Demand for Welfare Recipients By Race
    JCPR Working Papers, Northwestern University/University of Chicago Joint Center for Poverty Research View citations (4)
    Also in Institute for Research on Poverty Discussion Papers, University of Wisconsin Institute for Research on Poverty Downloads View citations (3)

    See also Journal Article in Journal of Labor Economics (2003)

1999

  1. Assessing Affirmative Action
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (6)
    See also Journal Article in Journal of Economic Literature (2000)
  2. Job Change and Job Stability Among Less-Skilled Young Workers
    JCPR Working Papers, Northwestern University/University of Chicago Joint Center for Poverty Research View citations (8)
    Also in Institute for Research on Poverty Discussion Papers, University of Wisconsin Institute for Research on Poverty Downloads View citations (5)
    Working Papers, Harris School of Public Policy Studies, University of Chicago (1999) Downloads

1998

  1. Are Suburban Firms More Likely to Discriminate Against African-Americans?
    University of California at San Diego, Economics Working Paper Series, Department of Economics, UC San Diego Downloads View citations (5)
    Also in Institute for Research on Poverty Discussion Papers, University of Wisconsin Institute for Research on Poverty Downloads View citations (2)

    See also Journal Article in Journal of Urban Economics (2000)
  2. Employer Demand for Welfare Recipients and the Business Cycle: Evidence From Recent Employer Surveys
    JCPR Working Papers, Northwestern University/University of Chicago Joint Center for Poverty Research View citations (1)
    Also in Institute for Research on Poverty Discussion Papers, University of Wisconsin Institute for Research on Poverty Downloads
  3. What Does Affirmative Action Do?
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (6)
    Also in Institute for Research on Poverty Discussion Papers, University of Wisconsin Institute for Research on Poverty Downloads View citations (2)

    See also Journal Article in ILR Review (2000)

1996

  1. Are Affirmative Action Hires Less Qualified? Evidence from Employer-Employee Data on New Hires
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (4)
    Also in Institute for Research on Poverty Discussion Papers, University of Wisconsin Institute for Research on Poverty Downloads View citations (12)

    See also Journal Article in Journal of Labor Economics (1999)
  2. Demand Shifts, Population Adjustments, and Labor Market Outcomes during the 1980s
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (6)
    See also Journal Article in Journal of Labor Economics (2000)

1991

  1. Industrial Shifts, Skills Levels, and the Labor Market for White and Black Males
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (5)
    See also Journal Article in The Review of Economics and Statistics (1993)

1990

  1. Asymmetries and Rigidities in Wage Adjustments by Firms
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (5)
    See also Journal Article in The Review of Economics and Statistics (1993)
  2. Job Vacancy Rates in the Firm: An Empirical Analysis
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (1)

1989

  1. Employment, Unemployment and Demand Shifts in Local Labor Markets
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (1)
    See also Journal Article in The Review of Economics and Statistics (1991)
  2. Wages, Employer Costs, and Employee Performance in the Firm
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (4)
    See also Journal Article in ILR Review (1990)

1988

  1. Job Queues and Wages: New Evidence on the Minimum Wage and Inter-Industry Wage Structure
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (7)
    Also in Working Papers, Princeton University, Department of Economics, Industrial Relations Section. (1988) Downloads View citations (6)
  2. Structural/Frictional and Demand-Deficient Unemployment in Local Labor Markets
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (3)
  3. The Determinants of Employee Productivity and Earnings: Some New Evidence
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (6)

1987

  1. Hiring Procedures in the Firm: Their Economic Determinants and Outcomes
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (54)

1986

  1. Employed and Unemployed Job Search: A Comparison of Choices and Outcomes among Youth
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads
  2. Informal Job Search and Black Youth Unemployment
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (1)
    See also Journal Article in American Economic Review (1987)
  3. Search Method Use by Unemployed Youth
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (4)
    See also Journal Article in Journal of Labor Economics (1988)

1984

  1. Black Youth Nonemployment: Duration and Job Search
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (3)
    See also Chapter (1986)
  2. On the Rationality of Black Youth Unemployment
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads

1981

  1. The Impact of Unions on the Labor Market for White and Minority Youth
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads

Undated

  1. Are Jobs Available for Disadvantaged Workers in Urban Areas?
    Institute for Research on Poverty Discussion Papers, University of Wisconsin Institute for Research on Poverty Downloads View citations (13)
  2. Black Applicants, Black Employees, and Urban Labor Market Policy
    Institute for Research on Poverty Discussion Papers, University of Wisconsin Institute for Research on Poverty Downloads View citations (2)
    See also Journal Article in Journal of Urban Economics (2000)
  3. Customer Discrimination and Employment Outcomes for Minority Workers
    Institute for Research on Poverty Discussion Papers, University of Wisconsin Institute for Research on Poverty Downloads View citations (2)
    See also Journal Article in The Quarterly Journal of Economics (1998)
  4. Employer Demand, AFDC Recipients, and Labor Market Policy
    Institute for Research on Poverty Discussion Papers, University of Wisconsin Institute for Research on Poverty Downloads View citations (4)
  5. Employer hiring decisions and antidiscrimination policy
    Institute for Research on Poverty Discussion Papers, University of Wisconsin Institute for Research on Poverty Downloads View citations (3)
  6. Employer skill needs and labor market outcome by race and gender
    Institute for Research on Poverty Discussion Papers, University of Wisconsin Institute for Research on Poverty Downloads
  7. Spatial factors and the employment of blacks at the firm level
    Institute for Research on Poverty Discussion Papers, University of Wisconsin Institute for Research on Poverty Downloads View citations (16)
    See also Journal Article in New England Economic Review (1996)
  8. Structural changes, employment outcomes, and population adjustments among whites and blacks: 1980-1990
    Institute for Research on Poverty Discussion Papers, University of Wisconsin Institute for Research on Poverty Downloads View citations (3)
  9. Why do small establishments hire fewer blacks than large ones
    Institute for Research on Poverty Discussion Papers, University of Wisconsin Institute for Research on Poverty Downloads View citations (16)
    See also Journal Article in Journal of Human Resources (1998)
  10. Will Employers Hire Welfare Recipients? Recent Survey Evidence from Michigan
    Institute for Research on Poverty Discussion Papers, University of Wisconsin Institute for Research on Poverty Downloads View citations (8)
    See also Journal Article in Journal of Policy Analysis and Management (1999)
  11. Within Cities and Suburbs: Racial Residential Concentration and the Spatial Distribution of Employment Opportunities across Submetropolitan Areas
    Institute for Research on Poverty Discussion Papers, University of Wisconsin Institute for Research on Poverty Downloads View citations (12)
    See also Journal Article in Journal of Policy Analysis and Management (2000)

Journal Articles

2015

  1. Is it worth it? Postsecondary education and labor market outcomes for the disadvantaged
    IZA Journal of Labor Policy, 2015, 4, (1), 1-30 Downloads View citations (5)
    See also Working Paper (2014)
  2. Should the earned income tax credit rise for childless adults?
    IZA World of Labor, 2015, 184 Downloads

2014

  1. Work-Based Learning to Expand Opportunities for Youth
    Challenge, 2014, 57, (4), 18-31 Downloads

2012

  1. Good workers for good jobs: improving education and workforce systems in the US
    IZA Journal of Labor Policy, 2012, 1, (1), 1-19 Downloads View citations (5)

2007

  1. Holzer, Harry J., and Neumark, David (2006). Affirmative action: What do we know? The Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, 26(2), 463-490
    Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, 2007, 26, (1), 215-215 Downloads

2006

  1. Affirmative action: What do we know?
    Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, 2006, 25, (2), 463-490 Downloads View citations (24)
  2. Employers in the Boom: How Did the Hiring of Less-Skilled Workers Change during the 1990s?
    The Review of Economics and Statistics, 2006, 88, (2), 283-299 Downloads View citations (6)
  3. Perceived Criminality, Criminal Background Checks, and the Racial Hiring Practices of Employers
    Journal of Law and Economics, 2006, 49, (2), 451-80 Downloads View citations (53)

2005

  1. Declining employment among young black less-educated men: The role of incarceration and child support
    Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, 2005, 24, (2), 329-350 Downloads View citations (26)

2004

  1. Black Job Applicants and the Hiring Officer's Race
    ILR Review, 2004, 57, (2), 267-287 Downloads View citations (23)
  2. Escaping Low Earnings: The Role of Employer Characteristics and Changes
    ILR Review, 2004, 57, (4), 560-578 Downloads View citations (8)

2003

  1. Employer Demand for Welfare Recipients by Race
    Journal of Labor Economics, 2003, 21, (1), 210-241 Downloads View citations (3)
    See also Working Paper (2000)
  2. Public transit and the spatial distribution of minority employment: Evidence from a natural experiment
    Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, 2003, 22, (3), 415-441 Downloads View citations (54)
    See also Working Paper (2004)

2000

  1. Are Suburban Firms More Likely to Discriminate against African-Americans?
    Journal of Urban Economics, 2000, 48, (3), 485-508 Downloads View citations (14)
    See also Working Paper (1998)
  2. Assessing Affirmative Action
    Journal of Economic Literature, 2000, 38, (3), 483-568 Downloads View citations (160)
    See also Working Paper (1999)
  3. Black Applicants, Black Employees, and Urban Labor Market Policy
    Journal of Urban Economics, 2000, 48, (3), 365-387 Downloads View citations (20)
    See also Working Paper
  4. Demand Shifts, Population Adjustments, and Labor Market Outcomes during the 1980s
    Journal of Labor Economics, 2000, 18, (1), 20-54 Downloads View citations (215)
    See also Working Paper (1996)
  5. Determination of Renal Reserve Capacity by Identification of Kinetic Systems
    Mathematical and Computer Modelling of Dynamical Systems, 2000, 6, (2), 190-207 Downloads
  6. What Does Affirmative Action Do?
    ILR Review, 2000, 53, (2), 240-271 Downloads View citations (22)
    See also Working Paper (1998)
  7. Within cities and suburbs: Racial residential concentration and the spatial distribution of employment opportunities across sub-metropolitan areas
    Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, 2000, 19, (2), 207-231 View citations (24)
    See also Working Paper

1999

  1. Are Affirmative Action Hires Less Qualified? Evidence from Employer-Employee Data on New Hires
    Journal of Labor Economics, 1999, 17, (3), 534-69 Downloads View citations (13)
    See also Working Paper (1996)
  2. Will employers hire welfare recipients? Recent survey evidence from Michigan
    Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, 1999, 18, (3), 449-472 View citations (3)
    See also Working Paper

1998

  1. Customer Discrimination and Employment Outcomes for Minority Workers
    The Quarterly Journal of Economics, 1998, 113, (3), 835-867 Downloads View citations (94)
    See also Working Paper
  2. Employer Skill Demands and Labor Market Outcomes of Blacks and Women
    ILR Review, 1998, 52, (1), 82-98 Downloads View citations (6)
  3. Why Do Small Establishments Hire Fewer Blacks Than Large Ones?
    Journal of Human Resources, 1998, 33, (4), 896-914 Downloads View citations (37)
    See also Working Paper

1996

  1. Spatial factors and the employment of blacks at the firm level
    New England Economic Review, 1996, (May), 65-86 Downloads View citations (27)
    See also Working Paper

1995

  1. Comparable worth: Is it a worthy policy? by Elaine Sorensen. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1994, 166 pp., NPA
    Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, 1995, 14, (2), 356-359 Downloads

1994

  1. Black employment problems: New evidence, old questions
    Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, 1994, 13, (4), 699-722 Downloads View citations (10)
  2. Work, Search, and Travel among White and Black Youth
    Journal of Urban Economics, 1994, 35, (3), 320-345 Downloads View citations (71)

1993

  1. Are Training Subsidies for Firms Effective? The Michigan Experience
    ILR Review, 1993, 46, (4), 625-636 Downloads View citations (22)
  2. Asymmetries and Rigidities in Wage Adjustments by Firms
    The Review of Economics and Statistics, 1993, 75, (3), 397-408 Downloads View citations (27)
    See also Working Paper (1990)
  3. Industrial Shifts, Skills Levels, and the Labor Market for White and Black Males
    The Review of Economics and Statistics, 1993, 75, (3), 387-96 Downloads View citations (51)
    See also Working Paper (1991)

1991

  1. Employment, Unemployment and Demand Shifts in Local Labor Markets
    The Review of Economics and Statistics, 1991, 73, (1), 25-32 Downloads View citations (23)
    See also Working Paper (1989)
  2. Job Queues and Wages
    The Quarterly Journal of Economics, 1991, 106, (3), 739-768 Downloads View citations (88)
  3. The Spatial Mismatch Hypothesis: What Has the Evidence Shown?
    Urban Studies, 1991, 28, (1), 105-122 Downloads View citations (64)

1990

  1. Wages, Employer Costs, and Employee Performance in the Firm
    ILR Review, 1990, 43, (3), 147-S-164-S Downloads View citations (1)
    See also Working Paper (1989)

1988

  1. Can We Solve Black Youth Unemployment?
    Challenge, 1988, 31, (6), 43-49 Downloads
  2. Search Method Use by Unemployed Youth
    Journal of Labor Economics, 1988, 6, (1), 1-20 Downloads View citations (272)
    See also Working Paper (1986)

1987

  1. Informal Job Search and Black Youth Unemployment
    American Economic Review, 1987, 77, (3), 446-52 Downloads View citations (148)
    See also Working Paper (1986)
  2. Job Search by Employed and Unemployed Youth
    ILR Review, 1987, 40, (4), 601-611 Downloads View citations (38)

1986

  1. Reservation Wages and Their Labor Market Effects for Black and White Male Youth
    Journal of Human Resources, 1986, 21, (2), 157-177 Downloads View citations (35)

1982

  1. Unions and the Labor Market Status of White and Minority Youth
    ILR Review, 1982, 35, (3), 392-405 Downloads View citations (2)

Books

2009

  1. Against the Tide: Household Structure, Opportunities, and Outcomes among White and Minority Youth
    Books from Upjohn Press, W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research Downloads

1986

  1. The Black Youth Employment Crisis
    NBER Books, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc View citations (32)

Edited books

2004

  1. The Economics of Affirmative Action
    Books, Edward Elgar Publishing Downloads

1986

  1. The Black Youth Employment Crisis
    National Bureau of Economic Research Books, University of Chicago Press View citations (17)

Chapters

2009

  1. Temporary Help Agencies and the Advancement Prospects of Low Earners
    A chapter in Studies of Labor Market Intermediation, 2009, pp 373-398 Downloads View citations (6)
    See also Working Paper (2007)

2006

  1. Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action
    Chapter 9 in Handbook on the Economics of Discrimination, 2006 Downloads

2004

  1. Overview of Labor Exchange Policies and Services
    W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research Downloads View citations (3)

1986

  1. Black Youth Nonemployment: Duration and Job Search
    A chapter in The Black Youth Employment Crisis, 1986, pp 23-73 Downloads View citations (5)
    See also Working Paper (1984)
  2. The Black Youth Employment Crisis: Summary of Findings
    A chapter in The Black Youth Employment Crisis, 1986, pp 3-20 Downloads View citations (21)
 
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