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April 27, 2011

Rising Numbers of Stay-at-Home Dads

These are choices, of course, but the choices seem to be influenced by the education mismatches. Atlanta JC columnist offers her take on the issue.

April 27, 2011

Education Trends by Gender

Among workers, women passing men in educational attainment.

April 23, 2011

Women Control 80% of the Pursestrings?

Probably not, but here's an interesting discussion in the wsj, including a reference to a book I was unaware of: Influence: How Women's Soaring Economic Power Will Transform Our World for the Better.

April 09, 2011

Fifth of Working-Age Males Not Working

Interesting analysis in the New York Times about the role played by the federal disability program. I think he's right.

April 03, 2011

Gender and the Union Fights

Interesting piece in the New York Times about organizing mostly female workers -- and how many of those workers have become the primary earners in their families.

March 06, 2011

The Trendline on Men's Wages

From David Leonhardt at The New York Times: One more thought on the Hamilton Project chart showing a big decline in men's wages since 1969: it is not depicting the wage history of a typical male worker. The typical 50-year full-time male worker, for instance, is not making 28 percent less than the ...

March 01, 2011

White House Issues Progress Report on Women

My question: Why are those of us struggling to figure out why men keep losing ground, especially in education, left to reverse engineer reports like this one.? Given the slippage among males, and what that could mean for our global competitiveness, shouldn't men warrant their own report?

February 02, 2011

More on the Push for Career Training

Too many students being launched into four-year colleges? That's an easy argument to make. What's not so easy is to focus on the real deficit, which is preparing K-12 students for the inevitable post-high school training they will need. Forget the four-year argument. RiShawn Biddle adds his best to...

February 02, 2011

The Fresno Dilemma

There are some relevant insights about boys' education in this Washington Post piece. There's a push everywhere to tailor high school education more to job needs. The real issue, though, is tailoring high school education to the now-required post high school education needs.

January 19, 2011

More Than High School, Less Than a Four-Year Degree

Don't get misled about the "middle skills" debate. Young people -- including men -- still need academic credentials beyond high school. From the Hechinger report article: Nationally, 27 percent of people with licenses and certificates also earn more than the average bachelor's degree recipient, ac...

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