@ Brookings Podcast: Low Wages and High Unemployment for U.S. Men

August 19, 2011

Expert Adam Looney discusses disturbing trends for men in the U.S. work force today: nearly one man in five is unemployed, wages for men who do have jobs are historically low, and workforce opportunities for men are shrinking. Looney says the trends are caused in part by changes in the global marketplace, and one of the best ways to improve the situation is to increase opportunities for higher education.