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Study of Menís Falling Income Cites Single Parents
NY Times ^ | BINYAMIN APPELBAUM

Posted on 03/20/2013 7:38:11 PM PDT by Morgana

WASHINGTON — The decline of two-parent households may be a significant reason for the divergent fortunes of male workers, whose earnings generally declined in recent decades, and female workers, whose earnings generally increased, a prominent labor economist argues in a new survey of existing research.

David H. Autor, a professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, says that the difference between men and women, at least in part, may have roots in childhood. Only 63 percent of children lived in a household with two parents in 2010, down from 82 percent in 1970. The single parents raising the rest of those children are predominantly female. And there is growing evidence that sons raised by single mothers “appear to fare particularly poorly,” Professor Autor wrote in an analysis for Third Way, a center-left policy research organization.

In this telling, the economic struggles of male workers are both a cause and an effect of the breakdown of traditional households. Men who are less successful are less attractive as partners, so some women are choosing to raise children by themselves, in turn often producing sons who are less successful and attractive as partners.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy
KEYWORDS: business; democrats; family; moralabsolutes

1 posted on 03/20/2013 7:38:11 PM PDT by Morgana
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To: Morgana

I think it’s WICs, TANF, SNAP, Section 8, EITC et al that is a major cause.


2 posted on 03/20/2013 7:42:45 PM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Morgana

New York TImes published this?


3 posted on 03/20/2013 7:44:12 PM PDT by posterchild (Remember that thou art dust and to dust thou shalt return.)
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To: posterchild

Amazing I know.


4 posted on 03/20/2013 7:45:08 PM PDT by Morgana (Always a bit of truth in dark humor.)
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To: Morgana

i thinks it’s affirmative action: the push for business and government to hire and promote women over men.


5 posted on 03/20/2013 7:57:29 PM PDT by IWONDR
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To: Morgana

No dad is bad. Whoda thunk it?


6 posted on 03/20/2013 9:04:39 PM PDT by Freedom_Is_Not_Free (Free goodies for all -- Freedom for none.)
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