Monday, February 8, 2010

Changes in Society

There was an article in yesterday's New York Times about some of the demographic changes occurring on college campuses (article linked below).

On many college campuses women students significantly outnumber men. This imbalance - which was the opposite of prior generations - has created significant changes in the college social scene.

More serious, perhaps, is the chart shown here (courtesy of the blog Clusterstock). There are many reasons why men seem to have been hit harder than women by the recent rise in unemployment - that discussion is probably beyond the scope of this blog.

Sufficient to say, while it is not clear what the longer term impact of having nearly one of five "working age" American males unemployed, but it should be interesting, to say the least.