Three ‘Male Crisis’ Facts You May Have Missed
Kay Hymowitz reports in her new book, Manning Up: How the Rise of Women Has Turned Men into Boys, three incredible facts about gender, income and status:
- Women between 25-34 with college educations now outnumber men in their age group.
- The pay for women has grown 44 percent since 1970. Pay for men during the same time period has grown 6 percent.
- Single and childless women living in cities now earn 8% more than men in their age cohort.
Hurray for women, but what about the declining status of males? What effect will these changes have on gender roles?
Women Enjoy Superior Baccalaureate Graduation Rates
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 →
The Educational Attainment Crisis of Males
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 →
Changing Inequality in U.S. College Entry and Completion
In a recent study of changing inequality between children from high- and low-income families in college entry, persistence, and graduation, Bailey and Dynarski (2011), using nearly seventy years of data, find rates of college completion increased by only four percentage … Continue reading →
Fewer Jobs, Less Pay and Falling Real Median Household Income
David Cay Johnston, a journalist at Reuters, is one of the few journalists who has been tracking payroll taxes reported to the Social Security Administration. Utilizing data from the database he created the following graph. Basically, the graph depicts fewer … Continue reading →
Access to Higher Education for Lower Socio-Economic Status Students Doesn’t Assure Outcomes Comparable to Their Rich Peers, Even with Comparable Academic Achievements
Via The Guardian: “Sometimes in politics there’s a tendency for the best of intentions to surreptitiously breed assumptions. So much energy builds up around solving one issue that other problems surrounding it fade into the background, and it becomes easy …Continue reading →
Macho Man + Partner Who Earns More = Worse Romantic Relationship
Macho Men Let Their Female Partner’s Higher Income Threaten Their Relationship Here’s a formula for a poor romantic relationship, according to study by Coughlin and Wade (2012). Macho Man + Partner Who Earns More = Worse Romantic Relationship On the other … Continue reading →
Since 1962 Men Never Recover from Recessions
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 … Continue reading →
College Completion: Men Falling Behind and Women from High-Income Families Pulling Away from Other Women
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 →
Limited Job Prospects and Earnings for High School Diploma Only Workers
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 →
Are Big-Time Sports a Threat to Student Achievement?
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 last paragraph concludes with a warning for higher education. “As … Continue reading →
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