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July 12, 2011

Theories on the Lack of a 'Sherecovery'

First, as this Slate article points out, women have fared far better than men in the Great Recession. The gender difference favoring men has unfolded in the tepid recovery, where more men than women have found jobs. Is the answer as simple as more construction jobs returning? Doubtful. Some interes...

July 12, 2011

Update on the Career Education Cutbacks

This issue matters a lot to those (mostly men) trying to cope with a rapidly changing workforce.

July 07, 2011

Interesting Employment Shift Among Men

What's new in this front page Washington Post story isn't that hiring is picking up faster for men. That's been clear for months. What's new is the anecdotal evidence of men beginning to apply for positions traditionally held by women. If the recent "mancession" truly has proven capable of influenci...

June 12, 2011

The Downside of the Feminization of Medicine

More female doctors is something to applaud. A lot more female politicians, entrepreneurs and scientists -- fields women often avoid -- would be something to celebrate. But there are drawbacks to any social revolution. In the veterinarian field, the impact of the feminization of the field is an acu...

June 05, 2011

Failure to Launch

Nice column in DesMoines Register: -- In academic achievement rates: 34 percent of women have a bachelor's degree by age 34 compared to 27 percent of men. At Iowa State University in 2004, 75 percent of women but only 67 percent of men who started six years earlier graduated. The other two public u...

June 05, 2011

Education and the Recession

In the Times: the Blue-Collar recession.

May 22, 2011

Feminization of Psychology

This trend was reported in my book. I'm skeptical about the reasons for the shift cited here. A lot of this is nothing more complicated than women dominating higher education and psychology being a favored major among women. The article is another missed opportunity to discuss campus gender gaps (a...

May 15, 2011

The Missing Fifth

In the New York Times Sunday Magazine Larry Summers is asked about the economic scenario that keeps him up. His answer: the 20 percent of working age men, 25-54, who aren't working. Even with an economic recovery that's likely to improve only to one in six, he said. Why is that a problem? Larry's ...

May 13, 2011

Reaction to "Missing Fifth" Column

New York Times prints some interesting letters in response to the David Brooks column about the 20 percent of working-age men who have disappeared from the economic radar screen.

May 11, 2011

Economist/ NYT on the Plight of Working Males

Interesting pieces, especially the connection to the declining education attainment of American males. From the article: A second explanation is that American men have let their schooling slide. Those aged between 25 and 34 are less likely to have a degree than 45- to 54-year-olds. As David Autor ...

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