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In a modern, post-industrial economy that seems better suited to women than men, many are wondering if men have been permanently left behind. Education and employment statistics point to a clear and growing dominance in women's status at home and in the workplace. Are men primed for a comeback or have the old rules changed for good?View Debate Page
- ABC News Legal Analyst & Author of Man Down
Website for Abrams Book Man Down.
An excerpt from Dan Abrams Man Down.
Dan Abrams discusses his book, Man Down, in an interview.
Christina Hoff Sommers
- Feminist Scholar & Author of The War Against Boys
An archive of Christina Hoff Sommers essays and articles from a number of journals and newspapers, including The American, Chronicle of Higher Education, and Policy Review.
American boys across the ability spectrum and in all age groups have become second-class citizens in the nations schools. Just visit New York City.
The claim that American women as a group face systemic wage discrimination is groundless.
Women earn most of Americas advanced degrees but lag in the physical sciences. Beware of plans to fix the "problem."
Despite what Education Sector says, we are strikingly better at educating young women than young men.
This we think we know: American schools favor boys and grind down girls. The truth is the very opposite.
- Editor-in-Chief of Menâs Health Magazine
The recession has been particularly unkind to men and has larger implications for their health, safety and well-being. The Obama administration should address this disparity.
Decline of Men
There are many reasons why the recession is hitting men harder than women. There are also plenty of ideas about how to get men back to work.
To survive in a hostile world, guys need to embrace girly jobs and dirty diapers. Why its time to re-imagine masculinity at work and at home.
Against the Motion
Contra Hanna Rosin, the problem isn't men; it's traditional gender stereotypes.
'Yet count me a skeptic. My hunch is that we're moving into greater gender balance, not a fundamentally new imbalance in the other direction. Don't hold your breath for the end of men.'
Men aren't going anywhere. They're simply changing and redefining their role in society in ways that defy old stereotypes.
Men are losing power and failing, so the storyline goes, while women are succeeding and gaining power. Of course, a quick reality check raises some questions on that score.
The man crisis perpetuates a notion that women are doing just fine or worse, creating the problems men now face.
Articles, videos, and polls from the Globe and Mail's 6-part series on failing boys.
Not all boys are underachieving, nor are all girls out-performing boys; educators and policy makers need to address the question of which boys require help becoming literate and what kinds of help educators can provide.
The recession has disproportionately hurt men, who are more likely to work in cyclically sensitive industries like manufacturing and construction.
The sluggish recovery from the Great Recession has been better for men than for women. From the end of the recession in June 2009 through May 2011, men gained 768,000 jobs and women, by contrast, lost 218,000 during the same period.
A list of the 30 fastest growing occupations in the United States, according to the U.S. Labor Department and the Bureau of the Labor Statistics.
Includes 101 pages worth of statistics about women in the American labor force.
This report brings together data from across the Federal government providing a statistical portrait of how women's lives are changing in five critical areas: people, families, and income; education; employment; health; crime and violence.
Female-owned businesses make up only 1 percent of high-tech startup founders and boast fewer million-dollar-plus companies and theories abound for why there are so few women in tech. But the hubbub obscures the fact that women long have been business owners and entrepreneurs.
We've heard a lot about the lack of female entrepreneurs lately, and now we know just how bad it is. According to a study from CB Insights, a whopping 92% of VC-backed founders are men.
The dichotomy between women's success in business and their relative absence from the technology industry.
Women in Management
Graphs displaying the percentage of women employed in senior management positions.
The business case for women in management contends that companies that achieve diversity and manage it well attain better financial results, on average, than other companies.
In the last five years, women and minorities actually lost ground in U.S. corporate boardroom representation, despite solid evidence that greater women's representation in corporate leadership correlates directly with improved business performance.
Housework & Childcare
A small study found that men are redefining their traditional roles, supporting working partners at home.
Household chores are a frequent source of domestic disputes between lazy husbands and their hard-working wives, but women have been warned not to expect men to pull their weight any time soon.
Study confirms wives do most household chores.
Fathers who live with their children have become more intensely involved in their lives, however, the share of fathers who are residing with their children has fallen significantly in the past half century.
This article explores the catch-up and reversal in the gender gap in college attendance and graduation
As may be expected, women do still dominate many of the traditionally "soft" majors. On the list of women's most popular majors, education (No. 4), English (No. 9) and liberal arts (No.10) rank far above their positions on men's list.
Men still dominate many of the majors with the highest earning potential. Engineering ranks at No. 3 on the list of men's most popular majors, and 83.2% of students in the major are men.
When it comes to health, men are the weaker sex.
Genetic and cultural differences combine to cut men's average life expectancies, but new research by psychologists is revealing ways to help men take better care of themselves and extend their lives.