Domestic Public Policy

Disconnected Men: Work and Family in the Lives of Prime-Age Men

Grant Year: 2020

Sarah Halpern-Meekin and Laura Tach will examine the decline in employment rates among adult men and explore the implications of those trends for family life. They will undertake interviews with men who do not have formal employment to understand why they are not working; how they support themselves and their families; how being outside of the formal labor market has affected their decisions to marry and have children; and what it would take to get them to reenter formal employment. The project’s findings will be presented in a report, a policy brief, and a series of articles.

University of Wisconsin, Madison Domestic Public Policy