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Good Report ... But Missing Something

By Richard Whitmire — June 09, 2010 1 min read
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This Hechinger report about the diminished expectations for the children of the Great Recession does a good job laying out trends ranging from education attainment to job possibilities. But there’s no mention of the obvious: males are especially impacted.

With nearly 80 percent of the layoffs involving men, and projections that men will fall even farther behind in education -- with the percentage of female enrollment in four-year colleges rising to 59 percent -- this seems like an issue worth covering. But these reports rarely take on that controversial topic. That’s unfortunate, because we’re all going to be affected, starting with a less competitive workforce and ending with fewer male “marriageable mates.”

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