The boys are not all right, part 1

The following is part 1 of a précis of an article in the Washington Post of February 9:

“The data are clear. Boys are more than twice as likely as girls to be diagnosed with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention); are five times as likely to spend time in juvenile detention, and are less likely to finish high school.

It doesn’t get better when boys become adults. Men now make up only 40.5% of college students. Male community college enrollment declined by 14.7% in 2020 alone, compared with 6.8% for women. Median wages for men have declined since 1990 in real terms. Roughly one third of men are either unemployed or out of the workforce. More US men aged 18 to 34 are now living with their parents than with romantic partners.

Tomorrow: Why has this happened?

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