Harry Holzer

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John LaFarge Jr. SJ Professor of Public Policy, McCourt School of Public Policy; Institute Fellow, American Institutes for Research; Nonresident Senior Fellow, Economic Studies Program, Brookings Institution
McCourt School, Georgetown University
Over most of his career, Professor Holzer's research has focused primarily on the low-wage labor market. He has extensively analyzed both the quality of jobs and employer hiring behaviors, on the one hand; and the skills and job-seeking efforts of workers in that market, on the other. He has written a great deal about the employment problems of African-American youth and men (particularly those with criminal records), advancement prospects for the working poor, and workforce policy more broadly. He has also written on policy issues such as the minimum wage, welfare reform, Affirmative Action, immigration policy, and education and training for middle-skill jobs. Most recently he has analyzed the difficulties that disadvantaged students have in post-secondary education (particularly community college) and the labor market afterwards, as part of his work as the co-director of the Program on Postsecondary Education and the Labor Market for the Center on the Analysis of Longitudinal Data in Education Research (CALDER).

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