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Harry Holzer

Harry Holzer

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Harry J. Holzer is a Professor of Public Policy at Georgetown University and a Visiting Fellow at the Urban Institute in Washington DC. He is a former Chief Economist for the U.S. Department of Labor and a former Professor of Economics at Michigan State University. He received his A.B. from Harvard in 1978 and his Ph.D. in Economics from Harvard in 1983. He is a Senior Affiliate of the National Poverty Center at the University of Michigan, a Research Affiliate of the Institute for Research on Poverty at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and a National Fellow of the Program on Inequality and Social Policy at Harvard University, and a Nonresident Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution.

Holzer’s research has focused primarily on the labor market problems of low-wage workers and other disadvantaged groups. His books include The Black Youth Employment Crisis (coedited with Richard Freeman, University of Chicago Press, 1986); What Employers Want: Job Prospects for Less-Educated Workers (Russell Sage Foundation, 1996); Employers and Welfare Recipients: The Effects of Welfare Reform in the Workplace (with Michael Stoll, Public Policy Institute of California, 2001); Moving Up or Moving On: Who Advances in the Low-Wage Labor Market? (with Fredrik Andersson and Julia Lane, Russell Sage Foundation, 2005); Reconnecting Disadvantaged Young Men (with Peter Edelman and Paul Offner, Urban Institute Press, 2006); and Reshaping the American Workforce for a Changing Economy (edited with Demetra Nightingale, Urban Institute Press, 2007).

Publications by topic:
Federal Statistics
Employment/Income Data
Workforce Development, Training and Opportunity
Poverty and Safety Net
Welfare / Poverty Programs
Race, Ethnicity, Gender
Racial/Ethnic Disparities
Civil Rights Laws and Regulations
Employment and Education
Other Data

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