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Evolving the U.S. Department of Labor for the New Workforce William M. Rodgers III, The State University of New Jersey and the National Poverty Center, University of Michigan, Sarah Horowitz, Freelancers Union, and Gabrielle Wuolo, Freelancers Union (2013-11)

Racial Disparities in Economic Well-Being in the Detroit Metropolitan Area After the Great Recession Lucie Kalousova and Sheldon Danziger, University of Michigan (2013-10)

What We Know About Workforce Development for Low-Income Workers: Evidence, Background and Ideas for the Future Caroline Massad Francis, Mathematica Policy Research, Inc. (2013-9)

The Motherhood Wage Gap for U.S. and First-generation Immigrant and Native Women Anjali Srivastava, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, and William M. Rodgers III, The State University of New Jersey and the National Poverty Center, University of Michigan (2013-8)

The Earnings Gap between Documented and Undocumented U.S. Farmworkers: 1990 to 2009 Elizabeth Nisbet, Center for Women and Work, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, and William M. Rodgers III, Heldrich Center for Workforce Development, The State University of New Jersey and the National Poverty Center, University of Michigan (2013-7)

The Impact of City Contracting Set-Asides on Black Self-Employment and Employment Aaron K. Chatterji, Duke University, Kenneth Y. Chay, Brown University, and Robert W. Fairlie, University of California, Santa Cruz (2013-4)

The Effects of the Great Recession on the Retirement Security of Older Workers Alicia H. Munnell and Matthew S. Rutledge, Center for Retirement Research at Boston College (2013-3)

Good Workers for Good Jobs: Improving Education and Workforce Systems in the US Harry J. Holzer, Georgetown University (2012-20)

Do Alternative Base Periods Increase Unemployment Insurance Receipt Among Low-Educated Unemployed Workers? Alix Gould-Werth and H. Luke Shaefer, University of Michigan (2012-19)

Promoting Economic Security among Low Income Families in the United States: The Effects of Food Stamps on Labor Supply, Income and Poverty Udaya R. Wagle, Western Michigan University (2012-17)

A Very Uneven Road: US Labor Markets in the Past 30 Years Harry J. Holzer, Georgetown University and AIR
Marek Hlavac, Harvard University (2012-9)

Housing Assistance and Disconnection from Welfare and Work: Assessing the Impacts of Public Housing and Tenant-based Rental Subsidies Andrea Hetling, Rutgers
Hilary Botein, Baruch College (2012-8)

Is a Bad Economy Good for Marriage? The Relationship between Macroeconomic Conditions and Marital Stability from 1998-2009 Kristen Harknett, University of Pennsylvania and Daniel Schneider, Princeton University (2012-6)

Perceived Job Insecurity and Health: The Michigan Recession and Recovery Study Sarah A. Burgard and Lucie Kalousova, University of Michigan and Kristin S. Seefeldt, Indiana University (2012-5)

Getting to Work: Experimental Evidence on Job Search and Transportation Costs David Phillips, Georgetown University (2012-3)

The Great Recession’s Impact on African American Public Sector Employment William M. Rodgers III, Heldrich Center for Workforce Development, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey (2012-1)

Creating Effective Education and Workforce Policies for Metropolitan Labor Markets in the U.S. Harry J. Holzer, Georgetown University (2011-31)

Liquidity Constraints, Household Wealth, and Entrepreneurship Revisited Robert W. Fairlie, University of California – Santa Cruz and RAND, and Harry A. Krashinsky, University of Toronto (2011-29)

Participation in Unemployment Insurance: Differences in Application Rates and Receipt among Applicants by Education and Race and Ethnicity Alix Gould-Werth and H. Luke Shaefer, University of Michigan (2011-28)

Re-examining the Impact of Dropping out on Criminal and Labor Outcomes in Early Adulthood David Bjerk, Claremont McKenna College (2011-27)

Youth Early Employment and Behavior Problems: Human Capital and Social Network Pathways to Adulthood Wei-Jun Jean Yeung, National University of Singapore and University of Michigan and Emily Rauscher, New York University (2011-24)

Family Finances after the Great Recession – Evidence from the Michigan Recession and Recovery Study Ngina Chiteji, Skidmore College and Sheldon Danziger, University of Michigan (2011-21)

Entrepreneurship, Economic Conditions, and the Great Recession Robert W. Fairlie, University of California and RAND (2011-17)

Economic Instability Trends and Levels across Household Surveys Scott Winship, The Pew Charitable Trusts (2011-13)

The Effect of Unemployment on Household Composition and Doubling Up Emily E. Wiemers, University of Michigan (2011-12)

The Black-White Gaps in Earning Profiles: Recent Cohort Trends in the United States Lingxin Hao, Johns Hopkins University (2011-9)

Parental Income and Children's Well-being and Future Success: An Analysis of the SIPP matched to SSA Earnings Data Bhashkar Mazumder, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago (2011-7)

Long-Run Earnings Volatility and Health Insurance Coverage: Evidence from the SIPP Gold Standard File Matthew S. Rutledge, Boston College (2011-6)

Recessions and the Annual Labor Market Earnings of Vulnerable Workers: New Evidence using Longitudinal Administrative Earnings Data H. Luke Shaefer, University of Michigan (2011-5)

An Economic View of Food Deserts in the United States Marianne Bitler, University of California-Irvine, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco and NBER, and Steven J. Haider, Michigan State University (2010-9)

Young Adults and Higher Education: Barriers and Breakthroughs to Success Thomas Brock, MDRC (2010-8)

Parental Job Loss and Children’s Educational Attainment in Black and White Middle-Class Families (10-06) Ariel Kalil, University of Chicago and Patrick Wightman, University of Michigan (2010-6)

Improving Education and Employment for Disadvantaged Young Men: Proven and Promising Strategies Carolyn J. Heinrich, University of Wisconsin-Madison and Harry J. Holzer, Georgetown University (2010-4)

Explaining Racial/Ethnic Gaps in Spatial Mismatch: The Primacy of Racial Segregation Michael A. Stoll, UCLA and Kenya L. Covington, California State University (2010-2)

The Impact of Minimum Wage Increases: Evidence from Fast-Food Establishments in Illinois and Indiana Elizabeth T. Powers, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2010-1)

Part-Time Workers: Some Key Differences Between Primary and Secondary Earners H. Luke Shaefer, University of Michigan (2009-16)

Distributional Effects of Early Childhood Programs and Business Incentives and Their Implications for Policy Timothy J. Bartik, W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research (2009-13)

Labor Market Outcomes and the Transition to Adulthood Sheldon Danziger and David Ratner, University of Michigan (2009-12)

Post 9-11 U.S. Muslim Labor Market Outcomes Faisal Rabby, Missouri State University and William M. Rodgers III, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey (2009-10)

The Credit Market Consequences of Job Displacement Benjamin J. Keys, University of Michigan (2009-08)

Parental Job Loss and Children’s Educational Attainment in Black and White Middle Class Families Ariel Kalil and Patrick Wightman, University of Chicago (2009-02)

Trends in the Transitory Variance of Male Earnings in the U.S., 1970 – 2004 Robert Moffitt, John Hopkins University; Peter Gottschalk, Boston College (2009-01)

Working Poverty in Michigan, 1998 and 2007: The Roles of Transfers, Labor Market, and Demographic Characteristics Udaya R. Wagle, Western Michigan University (2008-19)

Living Wage Laws: How Much Do (Can) they Matter? Harry J. Holzer, Georgetown Public Policy Institute (2008-18)

Workforce Development as an Antipoverty Strategy: What Do We Know? What Should We Do? Harry J. Holzer, Georgetown Public Policy Institute (2008-17)

Compounded Disadvantage: Race, Incarceration, and Wage Growth Christopher J. Lyons, University of New Mexico; Becky Pettit, University of Washington (2008-16)

The Kerner Commission Plus Four Decades: What Has Changed? What Has Not? Reynolds Farley, University of Michigan (2008-15)

Last Hired, First Fired? Black-White Unemployment and the Business Cycle Kenneth A. Couch, University of Connecticut; Robert W. Fairlie, University of California, Santa Cruz (2008-14)

Gender Differences in Business Performance: Evidence from the Characteristics of Business Owners Survey Robert W. Fairlie, University of California, Santa Cruz; Alicia M. Robb, University of California, Santa Cruz (2008-13)

Social Policy and Inequality. Christopher Bollinger, James P. Ziliak (2008-02)

The Risk of Unemployment among Disadvantaged and Advantaged Male Workers, 1968-2003. Benjamin J. Keys, Sheldon Danziger (2008-01)

Last Hired, First Fired? Black-White Unemployment and the Business Cycle. Kenneth A. Couch, Robert Fairlie. (2007-35)

Mexican-American Entrepreneurship. Robert W. Fairlie, Christopher Woodruff. (2007-34)

Mechanisms for the Association Between Maternal Employment and Child Cognitive Development. John Cawley, Feng Liu (2007-31)

Maternal Employment and Childhood Obesity: A Search for Mechanisms in Time Use Data. John Cawley, Feng Liu. (2007-29)

The Growing Problem of Disconnected Single Mothers.
Rebecca Blank, Brian Kovak. (2007-28)

Work after Welfare Reform and the Well-being of Children. Rucker C. Johnson, Ariel Kalil, and Rachel E. Dunifon. (2007-26)

Temporary Help Agencies and the Advancement Prospects of Low Earners. Fredrik Andersson, Harry J. Holzer, and Julia Lane. (2007-25)

The Effect of Criminal Background Checks on Hiring Ex-Offenders. Michael A. Stoll, UCLA School of Public Affairs, and Shawn D. Bushway, University at Albany. (2007-08)

The Influence of Early-Life Events on Human Capital, Health Status, and Labor Market Outcomes Over the Life Course. Rucker C. Johnson, Goldman School of Public Policy, University of California, Berkeley, Robert F. Schoeni, ISR, Ford School of Public Policy, and Department of Economics, University of Michigan. (2007-05)

The Economic Costs of Poverty in the United States: Subsequent Effects of Children Growing Up Poor. Harry J. Holzer, Georgetown University and the Urban Institute, and Diane Whitmore Schanzenbach, University of Chicago, and Greg J. Duncan, Northwestern University, and Jens Ludwig, Georgetown University and National Bureau of Economic Research. (2007-04)

Children’s Time Use And Parental Involvement In Low-Income Families. W. Jean Yeung, New York University and Rebecca Glauber, New York University. (2007-03)

Maternal Work Hours and Adolescents’ School Outcomes Among Low-Income Families in Four Urban Counties. Lisa A. Gennetian, MDRC, and Leonard M. Lopoo, Syracuse University, and Andrew S. London, Syracuse University. (2007-01)

White-Collar Woes: Later-Career Job Displacement in the “New Risk Economy.” Ruby Mendenhall, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Ariel Kalil, University of Chicago; Laurel J. Spindel, University of Chicago; and Cassandra Hart, Northwestern University. (2006-43)

The New Employment Contract and Worker Health in the United States. Richard H. Price, University of Michigan, and Sarah A. Burgard, University of Michigan (2006-41)

Why Are Black-Owned Businesses Less Successful than White-Owned Businesses? The Role of Families, Inheritances, and Business Human Capital. Robert W. Fairlie, University of California, Santa Cruz and Alicia M. Robb, University of California, Santa Cruz. (2006-38)

An Assessment of the Income and Expenses of America’s Low-Income Families Using Survey Data from the National Survey of America’s Families. Gregory Acs, The Urban Institute, and Austin Nichols, The Urban Institute. (2006-37)

The impact of young motherhood on Education, Employment and Marriage. Bruce Bradbury, University of New South Wales (2006-34)

Labor Market Experiences and Transitions to Adulthood. Carolyn J. Hill, Georgetown University and Harry J. Holzer, Georgetown University. (2006-32)

Macroeconomic Conditions, Health and Government Policy Christopher J. Ruhm, Department of Economics, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and NBER. (2006-26)

The Consequences of Recent Job Growth on Older Low Income Workers William M. Rodgers III, Rutgers University. (2006-06)

Affirmative Action: What Do We Know? Harry J. Holzer, Georgetown Public Policy Institute, Urban Institute; David Neumark, Public Policy Institute of California, University of California at Irvine, National Bureau of Economic Research, IZA–Institute for the Study of Labor (2006-03)

The Impact of Technological Change on LowWage Workers: A Review. David Card, University of California Berkeley and the National Bureau of Economic Research; John DiNardo, University of Michigan and NBER. (2005-28)

Work and Poverty During the Past Quarter Century. Rebecca M. Blank, Sheldon H. Danziger and Robert F. Schoeni, National Poverty Center, Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, University of Michigan. (2005-25)

The Changing Pattern of Wage Growth for Low Skilled Workers. Eric French, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago; Bhashkar Mazumder, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago; Christopher Taber, Department of Economics and Institute for Policy Research, Northwestern University. (2005-22)

Do Temporary Help Jobs Improve Labor Market Outcomes for Low-Skilled Workers? Evidence from Random Assignments. David H. Autor, MIT Department of Economics and NBER; Susan N. Houseman,W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research. (2005-20)

Exploring Gender Differences in Employment and Wage Trends Among Less-Skilled Workers. Rebecca M. Blank, University of Michigan and NBER; Heidi Shierholz, University of Michigan. (2005-18)

Temporary Agency Employment as a Way out of Poverty? David Autor, MIT Department of Economics and NBER; Susan Houseman, W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research. (2005-13)

Unemployment Insurance Over the Business Cycle: Does it Meet the Needs of Less-Skilled Workers? Phillip B. Levine, Department of Economics, Wellesley College. (2005-11)

Can We Improve Job Retention and Advancement Among Low-Income Working Parents? Harry J. Holzer and Karin Martinson, The Urban Institute, Georgetown University. (2005-10)

The Effect of an Applicant’s Criminal History on Employer Hiring Decisions and Screening Practices: Evidence from Los Angeles. Harry J. Holzer, Georgetown Public Policy Institute, Georgetown University. Steven Raphael, Goldman School of Public Policy, University of California, Berkeley. Michael A. Stoll, Department of Public Policy, School of Public Affairs, University of California, Los Angeles. (2004-15)

Escaping Low Earnings: the Role of Employer Characteristics and Changes. Harry J. Holzer, Georgetown University, The Urban Institute. Julia I. Lane, The Urban Institute, US Census Bureau. Lars Vilhuber, Cornell University. (2004-08)

Mothers’ Labor Supply in Fragile Families: The Role of Child Health. Hope Corman, Rider University, National Bureau of Economic Research; Nancy E. Reichman, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey; Kelly Noonan, Rider University, National Bureau of Economic Research. (2004-06)

Declining Employment Among Young Black Less-Educated Men: The Role of Incarceration and Child Support.. Harry J. Holzer, Georgetown University and Urban Institute; Paul Offner, Urban Institute; Elaine Sorensen, Urban Institute. (2004-05)

Childcare Subsidies and the Transition from Welfare to Work. Sandra K. Danziger, Elizabeth Oltmans Ananat, and Kimberly G. Browning, University of Michigan Program on Poverty and Social Welfare Policy. (2003-11)

The Disparate Labor Market Impacts of Monetary Policy. Seth B. Carpenter, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. William M. Rodgers III, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey and John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development. (2003-10)

Single Mother Work And Poverty Under Welfare Reform: Are Policy Impacts Different In Rural Areas? Bruce Weber, Oregon State University. Mark Edwards, Oregon State University. Greg Duncan, Northwestern University. (2003-07)

Pay Differences Among the Highly Trained: Cohort Differences in the Male-Female Earnings Gap in Lawyers’ Salaries. Mary C. Noonan, Department of Sociology, University of Iowa. Mary E. Corcoran, Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, University of Michigan. Paul N. Courant, Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, University of Michigan. (2003-01)