Men (Not) At Work

Men (Not) At Work


There has been a spike in men age 25 to 54 who want to be employed, but they don’t have jobs and have stopped looking for work. Now, just 89 percent of working-age men are in the workforce, compared to 98 percent in the 1950s, the golden age of the American economy. If nothing changes, this generation of men will earn less, pay less in taxes, consume more in government services, marry less frequently, and lead increasingly unhealthy lives that lead to earlier deaths. What is striking, however, is how little of this enormous free-time dividend is devoted to helping others in their family or their community. Learn more at Vice (15 minutes).