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Author: Brooks, David
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1. Brooks, David
The Lean Years
New York Times, February 15, 2010, Op-Ed; pg. A27.
Cohort(s): NLSY79
Publisher: New York Times
Keyword(s): College Graduates; Economic Changes/Recession; Economics of Gender; Education; Gender Differences; Industrial Sector; Underclass; Unemployment

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The U.S. will have to produce 10 million new jobs just to get back to the unemployment levels of 2007. There's no sign that that is going to happen soon, so we're looking at an extended period of above 8 percent unemployment.

The biggest impact is on men. Over the past few decades, men have lagged behind women in acquiring education and skills. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, at age 22, 185 women have graduated from college for every 100 men who have done so. Furthermore, men are concentrated in industries where employment is declining (manufacturing) or highly cyclical (construction).

So men have taken an especially heavy blow during this crisis. The gap between the male and female unemployment rates has reached its highest level since the government began keeping such records.

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Brooks, David. "The Lean Years." New York Times, February 15, 2010, Op-Ed; pg. A27.