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The 53 percent majority of the oldest men agree that a working mother is harmful to her children. Among the married, most men and women say their marriage is very happy. Men are more likely than women to feel that way, however. Sixty-three percent of married men report that their marriage is very happy compared with a smaller 59 percent of married women. The oldest men are most likely to say their marriage is very happy. ■ Most men heartily agree that it is sometimes necessary to spank a child.
Nineteen percent of men have a bachelor’s degree but do not have an advanced degree. Just 7 percent of men have a master’s degree, 2 percent have a professional degree and another 2 percent have a doctoral degree. The proportions of men with advanced degrees do not vary much by age. ■ As well-educated baby-boom and younger generations of men get older, men’s educational attainment is showing less and less variation by age. 3 Educational Attainment of Men by Age, 2007 (number and percent distribution of men aged 25 or older by age and educational attainment, 2007; numbers in thousands) not a high school total graduate bachelor’s degree or more high school graduate some college, no degree assoc.
Html; calculations by New Strategist 46 AMERICAN MEN EDUCATION Many Older Men Are in School Almost all boys aged 5 to 17 are in school. The value Americans place on education is apparent in school enrollment statistics. Virtually all children aged 5 to 17 are enrolled in school. And although it was once rare for children to be in preschool, today the 56 percent majority of 3- and 4-year-old boys are in school. School enrollment among boys exceeds 90 percent from ages 5 to 17. It falls to 64 percent among 18- and 19-year-olds as a substantial portion of young adults choose not to go to college right after high school.
American Men: Who They Are & How They Live by New Strategist Editors