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September 06, 2011

The Confluence of Economics, Gender, Education, and Politics

You'll see it in President Obama's upcoming speech about proposals for creating jobs. The White House is all too aware of the growing political disaffection of working-class white males. Absent job creation, Obama has little hope of winning that group. Why? Because of social and economic trends th...

September 02, 2011

The Puzzle of Poor White Boys

This is a fascinating issue, and one that can be seen mostly clearly in the U.K., where they collect data on that subgroup. In this country, the accountability system is geared more for minorities and poverty. Again, we have the national test in the U.K., the GCSE, as a data guide. In this story in...

August 05, 2011

Required Reading

This Brookings paper brings together all the factors that explain the declining economic status of men. Thanks to Christina Hoff Sommers for spotting this one.

March 29, 2011

The Oregon Story

Oregon may offer some lessons for other rural areas where educators are trying to boost the college-going rate. This story doesn't break out numbers by gender...would be interesting to know that.

March 28, 2011

And Where Are the Sons of Plumbers?

Paucity of low-income students at elite colleges profiled at the Chronicle. (password protested). Truth is, those colleges are better at attracting low-income minorities than they are drawing in sons and daughters of the working class.

March 24, 2011

Changing Rural Gender Balances Prompting Divorces

New York Times does a great job of telling this story in Iowa.

March 22, 2011

Working Class White Boys ... Again

Why is this issue only written about abroad? The gaps are just as stark in this country.

March 17, 2011

Maytag Survey on Males and Females

Who has the brighter prospects after being laid off from the Maytag plants? Fascinating stuff here.

March 02, 2011

Working Class Children

This essay from Britain doesn't focus on boys, but we already know that white boys from blue collar families are really struggling there.

February 22, 2011

Valuable Survey on Blue Collar Whites

This is one of the most under-reported stories in the country. In Britain, where are gender gaps are mirrored, the declining fortunes of working class whites is a top story. But not in this country. The Washington Post today contributes some valuable polling data about this group, one of the most p...

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