Tuesday, September 19, 4-5:30pm
Wolff Conference Room, 6 East 16th Street
Harry Holzer, the John LaFarge Jr. Professor of Public Policy at Georgetown University presented his talk, "Why Doesn't the US Labor Market Produce More Good Jobs?" He will discuss definitions of "good jobs" and evidence on these definitions; their importance in accounting for recent trends in labor market inequality; why private labor markets underproduce such quality, even if the labor market is competitive (and "good jobs" can be profitable for employers); and potential policy approaches.