Sept 11, 2017
The opioid crisis is growing in America, and it may be the reason many men are dropping and staying out of the workforce, according to a new study.
Nearly half of the men in the U.S. who dropped out of the workforce are on opioid painkillers, Princeton University economist Alan Krueger wrote in a Brookings Institute study released this week.
“The opioid crisis and depressed labor-force participation are now intertwined in many parts of the U.S.,” Krueger wrote in the Brookings Institute study.
Krueger found that nearly half of the men surveyed “take pain medication on a daily basis, and in nearly two-thirds of these cases they take prescription pain medication.”
This article was posted: Monday, September 11, 2017 at 5:55 am