Millions of Men Drop Out of Workforce

From the NY Times:

“I have come to realize that my free time is worth a lot to me,” he said. To make ends meet, he has tapped the equity in his home through a $30,000 second mortgage, and he is drawing down the family’s savings, at the rate of $7,500 a year. About $60,000 is left. His wife’s income helps them scrape by. “If things really get tight,” Mr. Beggerow said, “I might have to take a low-wage job, but I don’t want to do that.” Millions of men like Mr. Beggerow — men in the prime of their lives, between 30 and 55 — have dropped out of regular work. They are turning down jobs they think beneath them or are unable to find work for which they are qualified, even as an expanding economy offers opportunities to work.

This entry was posted in Business on by .

About Andy

Gay Hoosier Taurus INFJ ex-playwright pianist gymbunny published author in San Francisco. Tw · Fb

4 thoughts on “Millions of Men Drop Out of Workforce

  1. Joe

    The problem with our “expanding economy” is it’s mainly expanding in the $8.00 p/hour arena.

  2. Pingback: Americunt » Blog Archive » Millions of Men Drop Out of Workforce

Comments are closed.