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Robert I. Lerman

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First Name:Robert
Middle Name:I.
Last Name:Lerman
RePEc Short-ID:ple181


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Department of Economics
American University

Washington, District of Columbia (United States)


4400 Massachusetts Ave., NW, Washington, DC, 20016-8029
RePEc:edi:deameus (more details at EDIRC)

Urban Institute

Washington, District of Columbia (United States)

(202) 833-7200
2100 M Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20037
RePEc:edi:urbanus (more details at EDIRC)

Institute of Labor Economics (IZA)

Bonn, Germany

P.O. Box 7240, D-53072 Bonn
RePEc:edi:izaaade (more details at EDIRC)

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Working papers

  1. Linda S. Goldberg & Robert Lerman, 2019. "The U.S. Dollar's Global Roles: Where Do Things Stand?," Liberty Street Economics 20190211, Federal Reserve Bank of New York.
  2. Lerman, Robert I., 2013. "Skill Development in Middle Level Occupations: The Role of Apprenticeship Training," IZA Policy Papers 61, Institute of Labor Economics (IZA).
  3. Lerman, Robert I., 2012. "Can the United States Expand Apprenticeship? Lessons from Experience," IZA Policy Papers 46, Institute of Labor Economics (IZA).
  4. Robert I. Lerman, 2008. "Widening the Scope of Standards Through Work-Based Learning," Working Papers 2009-05, American University, Department of Economics.
  5. Robert I. Lerman & Elizabeth Bell, 2006. "Financial Literacy Strategies: Where Do We Go From Here?," NFI Policy Briefs 2006-PB-10, Indiana State University, Scott College of Business, Networks Financial Institute.
  6. Ahituv, Avner & Lerman, Robert I., 2005. "Job Turnover, Wage Rates, and Marital Stability: How Are They Related?," IZA Discussion Papers 1470, Institute of Labor Economics (IZA).
  7. Ahituv, Avner & Lerman, Robert I., 2005. "How Do Marital Status, Wage Rates, and Work Commitment Interact?," IZA Discussion Papers 1688, Institute of Labor Economics (IZA).
  8. Robert I. Lerman & Kelly S. Mikelson, 2004. "Examining the Relationship between the EITC and Food Stamp Program Participation Among Households with Children," Econometric Society 2004 North American Summer Meetings 190, Econometric Society.
  9. Robert I. Lerman & Elaine Sorensen, 2001. "Child Support: Interaction Between Private and Public Transfers," NBER Working Papers 8199, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
  10. Signe-Mary McKernan & Robert I. Lerman & Nancy Pindus & Jesse Valente, 2000. "The Relationship between Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Locations, Changing Welfare Policies, and the Employment of Single Mothers," JCPR Working Papers 192, Northwestern University/University of Chicago Joint Center for Poverty Research.


  1. Robert Lerman, 2019. "Do firms benefit from apprenticeship investments?," IZA World of Labor, Institute of Labor Economics (IZA), pages 1-55, October.
  2. Robert Lerman, 2017. "Do Family Structure Differences Explain Trends in Wealth Differentials?," Review, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, vol. 99(1), pages 85-101.
  3. Harry Holzer & Robert Lerman, 2014. "Work-Based Learning to Expand Opportunities for Youth," Challenge, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 57(4), pages 18-31.
  4. Robert Lerman, 2013. "Are employability skills learned in U.S. youth education and training programs?," IZA Journal of Labor Policy, Springer;Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit GmbH (IZA), vol. 2(1), pages 1-20, December.
  5. Avner Ahituv & Robert Lerman, 2011. "Job turnover, wage rates, and marital stability: How are they related?," Review of Economics of the Household, Springer, vol. 9(2), pages 221-249, June.
  6. Lerman Robert I, 2009. "Expanding Housing Demand Efficiently and Equitably," The Economists' Voice, De Gruyter, vol. 6(6), pages 1-4, May.
  7. Avner Ahituv & Robert Lerman, 2007. "How do marital status, work effort, and wage rates interact?," Demography, Springer;Population Association of America (PAA), vol. 44(3), pages 623-647, August.
  8. Robert I. Lerman, 1999. "U.S. Wage-Inequality Trends and Recent Immigration," American Economic Review, American Economic Association, vol. 89(2), pages 23-28, May.
  9. Laurie J. Bassi & Robert I. Lerman, 1996. "Reducing the child support welfare disincentive problem," Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., vol. 15(1), pages 89-96.
  10. Robert I. Lerman & Shlomo Yitzhaki, 1994. "Effect of Marginal Changes in Income Sources On U.S. Income Inequality," Public Finance Review, , vol. 22(4), pages 403-417, October.
  11. Robert I. Lerman, 1993. "Policy Watch: Child Support Policies," Journal of Economic Perspectives, American Economic Association, vol. 7(1), pages 171-182, Winter.
  12. Lerman, Robert I. & Yitzhaki, Shlomo, 1989. "Improving the accuracy of estimates of Gini coefficients," Journal of Econometrics, Elsevier, vol. 42(1), pages 43-47, September.
  13. Lerman, Robert I, 1989. "Employment Opportunities of Young Men and Family Formation," American Economic Review, American Economic Association, vol. 79(2), pages 62-66, May.
  14. Robert I. Lerman, 1987. "Youth employment and training programs: The YEDPA years, edited by Charles L. Betsey, Robinson G. Hollister, Jr., & Mary R. Papgeorgiou. Washington, DC: National Academy Press, 1985, 495pp. Price: $24," Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., vol. 6(2), pages 274-276.
  15. Lerman, Robert I & Yitzhaki, Shlomo, 1985. "Income Inequality Effects by Income," The Review of Economics and Statistics, MIT Press, vol. 67(1), pages 151-156, February.
  16. Lerman, Robert I. & Yitzhaki, Shlomo, 1984. "A note on the calculation and interpretation of the Gini index," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 15(3-4), pages 363-368.
  17. Habib, Jack & Lerman, Robert I., 1979. "Options in income support for the aged : A critique of the two-tier approach," Journal of Public Economics, Elsevier, vol. 11(2), pages 159-177, March.
  18. Jack Habib & Meir Kohn & Robert Lerman, 1977. "The Effect On Poverty Status In Israel Of Considering Wealth And Variability Of Income," Review of Income and Wealth, International Association for Research in Income and Wealth, vol. 23(1), pages 17-38, March.
  19. Lerman, Robert I & Townsend, Alair A, 1974. "Conflicting Objectives in Income Maintenance Programs," American Economic Review, American Economic Association, vol. 64(2), pages 205-211, May.
  20. Cohen, Malcolm S & Lerman, Robert I & Rea, Samuel A, Jr, 1971. "Area Employment Conditions and Labor-Force Participation: A Microstudy," Journal of Political Economy, University of Chicago Press, vol. 79(5), pages 1151-1160, Sept.-Oct.


  1. Robert I. Lerman, 2011. "Economic Perspectives on Marriage: Causes, Consequences, and Public Policy," Chapters, in: Lloyd R. Cohen & Joshua D. Wright (ed.), Research Handbook on the Economics of Family Law, chapter 3, Edward Elgar Publishing.
  2. Robert I. Lerman & Elaine Sorenson, 2003. "Child Support: Interactions between Private and Public Transfers," NBER Chapters, in: Means-Tested Transfer Programs in the United States, pages 587-628, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
  3. Robert I. Lerman, 1986. "Do Welfare Programs Affect the Schooling and Work Patterns of Young Black Men?," NBER Chapters, in: The Black Youth Employment Crisis, pages 403-441, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.

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  1. NEP-LAB: Labour Economics (3) 2005-02-01 2005-08-13 2013-06-04
  2. NEP-LMA: Labor Markets - Supply, Demand, & Wages (2) 2012-10-06 2013-06-04
  3. NEP-CMP: Computational Economics (1) 2005-02-01
  4. NEP-MON: Monetary Economics (1) 2020-03-23


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