Jeffrey Grogger

Irving Harris Professor in Urban Policy

Harris School of Public Policy, University of Chicago

Former Chair, NLS Technical Review Committee

NLS user since 1988

  • "The Effect of Arrests on the Employment and Earnings of Young Men." Quarterly Journal of Economics 110, no. 1, February 1995, 51-72.
  • "The Incarceration-Related Costs of Early Childbearing," In Rebecca Maynard, ed., Kids Having Kids: Economic Costs and Social Consequences of Teen Pregnancy, Washington, DC: Urban Institute Press, 1996. (Winner, Best Book Award, Society for Research on Adolescent Social Policy.)
  • “Immigration and Crime among Young Black Men: Evidence from the NLSY.” In Daniel S. Hamermesh and Frank D. Bean, eds., Help or Hindrance? The Economic Implications of Immigration for African Americans. New York: Russell Sage Foundation, 1998.
  • “Market Wages and Youth Crime.” Journal of Labor Economics 16, no. 4, October 1998, 756-791.
  • “Speech Patterns and Racial Wage Inequality.” Journal of Human Resources 46, Winter 2011, 1-25.
What I learned from NLS data

That crime among young men has a lot to do with wages. More recently, that the way we speak our native language explains a lot about wage inequality.

Why I chose NLS data

It provides data on items that you can't find elsewhere.