The following graph reveals a striking finding, observed by Matthew Yglesias. The “labor market for men never recovers from recessions. Each trough is followed by a new peak, but the new peak is lower than the previous peak.” (The gray vertical bars in the graph represent official recessions as defined by the National Bureau of Economic Research.)
On the other hand, the labor market for women exhibits an increasing trend up to 2002 followed by a leveling off until a substantive decline as a result of the Great Recession.
What’s the matter with men?
Introduction A significant amount of research literature points to a growing concern that American males are not performing very well in traditional measures of educational outcomes. Specifically, the “boy crisis” as it has been labeled asserts that males lag far …Continue reading →
Previously I summarized a study on gender inequalities in graduation rates at my former college. Here’s some evidence indicating women have surpassed men in baccalaureate educational attainment utilizing a merged IPEDs and College Insight database. The following figure depicts graduation … Continue reading →
Men and women who were born in the early 1960s had similar college completion rates. This outcome changed for men and women born in the early 1980s. Women in this cohort outperformed men at all income levels, but women with … Continue reading →
The benefits of high quality child care persist 30 years later, according to one of the longest-running child care studies in the United States, the Abecedarian Project, which is led by the FPG Child Development Institute at the University of … Continue reading →
Some improvement in the jobs market has occurred recently but if you’re a person with only a high school diploma your chances for a job and a good wage are poor. The Hamilton Project has been tracking employment and wage … Continue reading →
Here’s a study on the effect of college football success on non-athlete academic performance. The authors found an inverse relationship between football success and male grades relative to female grades. The lastparagraph concludes with a warning for higher education. “As … Continue reading →