EMPLOYMENT & UNEMPLOYMENT   •  Aug 2019  •  Volume 8 / Number 11

Men who do not work during their prime years: What do the National Longitudinal Surveys of Youth data reveal?

Men who do not work during their prime years: What do the National Longitudinal Surveys of Youth data reveal?

The labor force participation rate of prime-working-age men (ages 25 to 54) has been mostly falling since the late 1960s, with steeper declines during recessionary periods. Time spent not working has implications for future job and earnings potential, as well as for the well-being of the individual and his family.

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