In new research, Carol Graham and Sergio Pinto assesses the troublesome levels of ill-being among men who are out of the labor force (as distinct from unemployed men), and the challenges this poses to the future of work and the future of the middle class more generally. Carol Graham, the Leo Pasvolsky Senior Fellow and research director in the Global Economy and Development Program at Brookings, came on to the show to discuss this new research, titled “Men without work: Why are they so unhappy in the US compared to other places.”
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