Getting Men Back to Work: Solutions from the Right and Left

There are seven million or more working-age men in the United States who are not engaged in the workforce, and a variety of causes for this situation have been suggested. In this publication from the American Enterprise Institute, the authors address several of potential causes for the decline in work activity among these men and discuss policies that could be used to address the issues. The publication also recommends a focus on men with severe barriers to work, such as those with criminal histories or substance abuse issues and men who are noncustodial parents.
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July 2017
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Target Populations
  • Employment
  • Special Populations
    • Incarcerated and Individuals with a Criminal Record
    • Non-custodial Parents