Florida Republican Sen. Marco Rubio will release a 40-page report Tuesday regarding male labor participation that details the problems men face in their role as providers and shares evidence that working-aged men are having trouble finding quality jobs and are dropping out of the labor force at high rates.
The Daily Caller first obtained a copy of the report, which is titled “The State of the Working (And Non-Working) Man.” One section of the report, headlined “Behind the Decline,” explores various explanations for men’s problems in the workforce and includes sub-sections on “Deindustrialization and the Rise of the Service Economy,” “College for All,” “Mass Immigration,” “The Welfare and Disability Trap” and “The Cultural and Technological Revolution.”
The report also features a section titled “What to Do,” in which Rubio lays out how to get men back to work as well as how to equip young men to lead.
“Seven million men in the prime of life are currently sitting on the sidelines; millions more are under-employed and underpaid, with little chance of achieving a middle-class life. Building pathways for these men to re-engage with the workforce will be difficult, especially for the millions of men who remain out of the labor force for long periods of time,” the report reads. “Bringing back the kind of widespread, well-paying jobs that enabled past generations of Americans to form families and thrive will be as challenging a task, if not more challenging. Nevertheless, a number of reforms could dramatically shift the landscape and restore strong connections to work for millions of men.”
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“I know from personal experience how important it is for boys to have good men as role models. Unfortunately, fewer boys have fathers today or positive male role models of any kind. This report sheds light on the problems men face as workers and offers policymakers solutions that will build up men to be better providers, husbands, fathers, and community leaders,” Rubio told the Caller.
“I am committed to working on these issues because I believe that we can build a better future for our boys and men, and for our country as a whole,” he added.
Rubio plans to release the report later Tuesday.
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