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Kathryn Edin: The Tenuous Ties of Working-Class Men

September 20 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm


What can explain the decline in labor force participation among U.S. working class men, as well as their rising rates of suicide and overdose? Kathryn Edin, co-author of $2.00 a Day: Living on Almost Nothing in America, examines issues playing a decisive role in our national discussion. Through the use of ethnographic and demographic data, she looks at the increasingly tenuous ties of the working class to work, family, and religion, plus white men’s perceptions that they have fewer prospects than their fathers did. Edin, a professor at Princeton University, gives the Second Annual Lee Rainwater Lecture.


September 20
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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CUNY Graduate Center, Elebash Recital Hall
365 5th Avenue
New York City, NY United States
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