There are more men than women ages 18-24 in the USA - 15 million vs. 14.2 million, according to a Census Bureau estimate last year. But nationally, the male/female ratio on campus today is 43/57, a reversal from the late 1960s and well beyond the nearly even splits of the mid-1970s.(Link via Polipundit)
The trends have developed in plain view - not ignored exactly, but typically accompanied by some version of the question: Isn't this a sign of women's progress?
Today, though, the blue-collar jobs that once attracted male high school graduates are drying up. More boys are dropping out of high school and out of college. And as the gender gap widens, concern about the educational aspirations of young men appears to be gaining traction, albeit cautiously.
Friday, October 21, 2005
I guess we need a national organization like the American Organization of University Men to go to action to turn around this statistic.
Posted by Betsy Newmark at 12:50 PM