Men Without Work: America’s Invisible Crisis (New Threats to Freedom Series)

By | July 12, 2019
Men Without Work: America's Invisible Crisis (New Threats to Freedom Series) Author Nicholas Eberstadt
ISBN-10 1599474697
ISBN-13 9781599474694
Year 2016-09-19
Pages 216
Language English
Publisher Templeton Press
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By one reading things look pretty good for Americans today the country is richer than ever before and the unemployment rate is down by half since the Great Recessionlower today in fact than for most of the postwar era But a closer look shows that something is going seriously wrong This is the collapse of workmost especially among Americas men Nicholas Eberstadt a political economist who holds the Henry Wendt Chair in Political Economy at the American Enterprise Institute shows that while unemployment has gone down Americas work rate is also lower today than a generation agoand that the work rate for US men has been spiraling downward for half a century Astonishingly the work rate for American males aged twenty five to fifty fouror men of prime working agewas actually slightly lower in 2015 than it had been in 1940 before the War and at the tail end of the Great Depression Today nearly one in six prime working age men has no paid work at alland nearly one in eight is out of the labor force entirely neither working nor even looking for work This new normal of men without work argues Eberstadt is Americas invisible crisis So who are these men How did they get there What are they doing with their time And what are the implications of this exit from work for American society Nicholas Eberstadt lays out the issue and Jared Bernstein from the left and Henry Olsen from the right offer their responses to this national crisis For more information please visit http menwithoutwork com

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