-Male-dominated jobs such as construction and manufacturing are disappearing
-Female-dominated jobs such as health care are growing
-As a result men are increasingly disconnected from society
Interesting comments. I'm a "Brain" guy, who earns his living with his "brain". Many of my high school friends are "hands" guys though and I have to say it's been tough for them. (Of course every job required both aspects, I'm just saying my job is predominently intellectual...)
I also think some of this has to be connected with high school/university higher dropout rates that we are seeing among males.
Without turning this into another "Is society being pussified" type discussion, I wonder what can be done. I mean there are some guys who are just more labor-oriented, that's how men evolved!