Harry J. Holzer


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Penny Wise, Pound Foolish Report
Children who grow up poor in America end up worse off as  adults than those who do not grow up poor along a variety of dimensions, including poorer health, lower education, and lower earnings. (iStockphoto)

Penny Wise, Pound Foolish

Harry Holzer explains why we need a set of policy responses to mitigate the effects of the Great Recession on parents and their children.

Harry J. Holzer

Strong Students, Strong Workers Report
Students at Butte Community College in California help each other fill out paperwork. (AP/Rich Pedroncelli)

Strong Students, Strong Workers

Community colleges can provide the postsecondary credentials needed by low-income youth and working adults to increase their labor market earnings, and the overall skills needed to keep the American workforce productive and competitive, write Harry Holzer and Demetra Nightingale.

The Economic Costs of Poverty Report

The Economic Costs of Poverty

New report makes an economic case for reducing child poverty. Read also House Ways and Means testimony from author Harry Holzer.

Harry J. Holzer, Diane Whitmore Schanzenbach, Greg J. Duncan, 1 More Jens Ludwig