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Fri Sep 14, 2018, 03:15 PM

"Not doing better than their fathers:" Men's earnings have fallen since 1970's, Census says

Or is that "1970s," with no apostrophe?

Analysis: "Not doing better than their fathers."

Men’s earnings have fallen since 1970′s, Census says.



Wonkblog Analysis
“Not doing better than their fathers:” Men’s earnings have fallen since 1970′s, Census says

By Jeff Stein
September 14 at 9:28 AM

The gender pay gap has begun narrowing over the last four decades -- and women’s earnings are now closer to men’s. But that is not only because women are doing better. ... The trend is also in part because men are earning less. Earnings for men have fallen in the decade since the recession, and are even below levels for much of the 1970′s and 1980′s.

Men are still paid about $10,000 more on average than women, according to Census Bureau figures released on Wednesday, but the gender earnings gap has grown smaller. ... From 1973 to 2017, men’s earnings fell by about $3,200, or about 5 percent, in numbers adjusted for inflation. Earnings for African-American men fell even more steeply than those of white men, according to experts.

“We’re talking about a 40-year period of people working full-time who are not doing better than their fathers and grandfathers did, and are basically doing worse,” said Mark Rank, an inequality expert at Washington University in St. Louis. “It’s a really striking pattern going on over a long period of time."

Census data show that average earnings for men fell again in 2017, the first year of the Trump administration. They fell for this same group in four of the eight years of the Obama administration as well: 2011, 2013, 2014, and 2016.



(The Washington Post)
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eff Stein is a policy reporter on The Washington Post's Wonkblog team. Before joining The Post, Stein was a congressional reporter for Vox, where he wrote primarily about the Democratic Party and the left. In 2014, he founded the local news nonprofit the Ithaca Voice in Upstate New York. Follow https://twitter.com/jstein_wapo

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Reply "Not doing better than their fathers:" Men's earnings have fallen since 1970's, Census says (Original post)
mahatmakanejeeves Friday OP
appalachiablue Friday #1
Squinch Friday #2
Nay Friday #3
FakeNoose Friday #5
FiveGoodMen Friday #6
FakeNoose Friday #7
Uncle Joe Friday #4

Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Fri Sep 14, 2018, 03:22 PM

1. K & R. The facts.

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Fri Sep 14, 2018, 03:42 PM

2. I certainly don't feel sorry for them. We don't owe them better lives than their fathers.

And those great lives their fathers lived were paid for by desperation on the parts of their mothers and their ancestors of color.

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Fri Sep 14, 2018, 03:50 PM

3. Men as a whole are earning less now because unions have been deliberately destroyed

in most so-called men's jobs, and men themselves have generally voted for union destruction by mostly voting Republican. It's hard to feel sorry.

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Response to Nay (Reply #3)

Fri Sep 14, 2018, 04:38 PM

5. One thing we can say about Republicans...

... they've all been voting for their own screwing for a long, long time.
The chickens have to roost sometime. Unfortunately it's hurting all of us.

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Response to FakeNoose (Reply #5)

Fri Sep 14, 2018, 04:59 PM

6. "The chickens have to roost sometime"

Not if they're taken off the table.

Our party will have to learn (fast) how to fight or there will never be justice.

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Response to FiveGoodMen (Reply #6)

Fri Sep 14, 2018, 08:39 PM

7. I agree - we were napping when they did all the gerrymandering nastiness

We missed a lot of shit in the last few years.

The Repugs will always cheat to win, so we should be watching them ALWAYS.

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Fri Sep 14, 2018, 04:33 PM

4. Kicked and recommended.

Thanks for the thread mahatmakanejeeves.

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