Men without Work: America’s Invisible Crisis

(Templeton Press, 2016)

Book Forum
January 10, 2017
12:00PM to 1:00PM
Hayek Auditorium, Cato Institute
Featuring the author Nicholas Eberstadt, Henry Wendt Chair in Political Economy, American Enterprise Institute; with comments by David Bier, Immigration Policy Analyst, Center for Global Liberty and Prosperity, Cato Institute; moderated by Alex Nowrasteh, Immigration Policy Analyst, Center for Global Liberty and Prosperity, Cato Institute.

More men in their prime are out of work than ever before. In his new book Men without Work, noted political economist Nicholas Eberstadt describes a new population of men—beyond the “employed” and “unemployed”—who are “unemployed but not looking for work.” Eberstadt concludes that researchers have been too quick to blame joblessness on general economic conditions rather than the personal behaviors and motivations of those men who have given up on work. David Bier, immigration policy analyst at the Cato Institute, will comment on Eberstadt’s book, focusing on reasons why immigrants have avoided this worrying trend. Join us for a discussion of the future of work in the United States.