Henry Pollakowski

Graduate School of Design
Harvard University
Cambridge, MA 02138

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NBER Working Papers and Publications

October 2016Childhood Housing and Adult Earnings: A Between-Siblings Analysis of Housing Vouchers and Public Housing
with Fredrik Andersson, John C. Haltiwanger, Mark J. Kutzbach, Giordano E. Palloni, Daniel H. Weinberg: w22721
We create a national-level longitudinal data set to analyze how children’s participation in public and voucher-assisted housing affects age 26 earnings and adult incarceration. Naïve OLS estimates suggest that returns to subsidized housing participation are negative, but that relationship is driven by household selection into assisted housing. Household fixed-effects estimates indicate that additional years of public housing and voucher-assisted housing increase adult earnings by 4.9% and 4.7% for females and 5.1% and 2.6% for males, respectively. Childhood participation in assisted housing also reduces the likelihood of adult incarceration for males and females from all household race/ethnicity groups.
April 2014Job Displacement and the Duration of Joblessness: The Role of Spatial Mismatch
with Fredrik Andersson, John C. Haltiwanger, Mark J. Kutzbach, Daniel H. Weinberg: w20066
This paper presents a new approach to the measurement of the effects of spatial mismatch that takes advantage of matched employer-employee administrative data integrated with a person-specific job accessibility measure, as well as demographic and neighborhood characteristics. The basic hypothesis is that if spatial mismatch is present, then improved accessibility to appropriate jobs should shorten the duration of unemployment. We focus on lower-income workers with strong labor force attachment searching for employment after being subject to a mass layoff - thereby focusing on a group of job searchers that are plausibly searching for exogenous reasons. We construct person-specific measures of job accessibility based upon an empirical model of transport modal choice and network travel-time d...

Published: Job Displacement and the Duration of Joblessness: The Role of Spatial Mismatch Fredrik Andersson , John C. Haltiwanger , Mark J. Kutzbach , Henry O. Pollakowski , and Daniel H. Weinberg The Review of Economics and Statistics 0 0:0 citation courtesy of

January 1990The Dynamics of Housing Demand by the Elderly: User Cost Effects
with Chunrong Ai, Jonathan Feinstein, Daniel L. McFadden
in Issues in the Economics of Aging, David A. Wise, editor
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