Harry Holzer


Public Policy Institute, Georgetown University

NLS user since 1980

  • Holzer, Harry J. 1987. "Informal Job Search and Black Youth Unemployment." American Economic Review, June.
  • Holzer, Harry J. 1988. "Search Method Use by Unemployed Youth." Journal of Labor Economics, January.
  • Holzer, Harry J. 1986. "Reservation Wages and their Labor Market Effects for White and Minority Youth." Journal of Human Resources, Spring.
  • Holzer, Harry J. 1987. "Job Search Among Employed and Unemployed Youth." Industrial and Labor Relations Review, July.
  • Holzer, Harry J. 1986. "Black Youth Nonemployment: Duration and Job Search." In R. Freeman and H. Holzer eds. The Black Youth Employment Crisis. University of Chicago Press.
  • Holzer, Harry J.; Keith Ihlanfeldt and David Sjoquist. 1994. "Work, Search and Travel among White and Black Youth." Journal of Urban Economics. May.
What I learned from NLS data

The body of work I did provided some of the best estimates available on the determinants of success (or the lack thereof) of job search for white and minority youth, based on some outstanding questions on search plus detailed data on their subsequent employment outcomes.