Skip to content
CSDE Seminar Series

Population Research Discovery Seminars

Of Boys and Men: Why is the Modern Male Struggling?

Richard Reeves, Economic Studies, Brookings Institution

Register HERE.

12:30-1:30 PM PT

101 Hans Rosling Center

101 Hans Rosling Center


Population Health Initiative

Evans School of Public Policy and Governance

West Coast Poverty Center


Profound economic and social changes of recent decades have many losing ground in the classroom, the workplace, and in the family. While the lives of women have changed, the lives of many men have remained the same or even worsened. According to Richard V. Reeves, our attitudes, our institutions, and our laws have failed to keep up. Conservative and progressive politicians, mired in their own ideological warfare, fail to provide thoughtful solutions. The father of three sons, a journalist, and a Brookings Institution scholar, Reeves has spent 25 years worrying about boys both at home and work. His new book, Of Boys and Men (Brookings Institution Press, 2022), tackles the complex and urgent crisis of boyhood and manhood. In an in-person event hosted by CSDE and the Evans School of Public Policy and Governance, Reeves will discuss his new book with Scott Allard.

Richard V. Reeves is a senior fellow in Economic Studies, where he holds the John C. and Nancy D. Whitehead Chair and leads the Boys and Men Project. His research focuses on boys and men, inequality, and social mobility.