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Response to WingDinger (Reply #4)

Sat Jun 16, 2012, 01:19 AM

71. "the new crop of boys, having been given different expectations, will bear up fine and not lash out"

No, they'll still lash out, perhaps in different ways.

They're far less likely to to have a decent education than their sisters, and even less than their fathers.

Suicide among young men is at epidemic proportions. They will earn 28% less than their grandfathers. Their labor force particpation rate has collapsed.

The July 2011 labor force participation rate for 16- to 24-year-old men, at 61.4 percent, fell by 1.3 percentage points from a year earlier. The rate for women, at 57.6 percent,
edged down over the year. For several decades prior to 1989, the July labor force participation rate for young men showed no clear trend, ranging from 81 to 86 percent. Since July 1989, however, their participation rate for the month declined, falling by about 21 percentage points.


Can't go to college and can't get a job. No. The boys are not alright, yet among my fellow progressives, I appear to be the only one who's not okay with that.

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