Have any countries/cultures begun to reverse the trend line that has resulted in such a large proportion of single males, or are we all following the same path? I fear it raises the odds of aberrant behaviors by disaffected male loners such as experienced last week in Maine.

Re: GDP per capita & the USA’s lofty standing- I recently spent several weeks in the Netherlands and Germany. I find it surprising that they have GDP/Capita numbers lower than the USA despite appearing to have much smaller proportions of their population living in extreme poverty. Are USA numbers skewed upward by our collection of billionaires?

Single Males: I found data for this by county/age/year but it will take a little time for me to answer the question with a good graph. On my to-do list.

GDP per capita: The measure used for inequality is the Gini coefficient. The U.S. is around 40, while the countries you mentioned are around 30, where closer to 0 is more equality. So, our GDP per capita is higher while we still have plenty of poor due to inequality. Map with Gini coefficients and an explanation of what it means: https://worldpopulationreview.com/country-rankings/gini-coefficient-by-country.

An interesting collection of topics.

Have any countries/cultures begun to reverse the trend line that has resulted in such a large proportion of single males, or are we all following the same path? I fear it raises the odds of aberrant behaviors by disaffected male loners such as experienced last week in Maine.

Re: GDP per capita & the USA’s lofty standing- I recently spent several weeks in the Netherlands and Germany. I find it surprising that they have GDP/Capita numbers lower than the USA despite appearing to have much smaller proportions of their population living in extreme poverty. Are USA numbers skewed upward by our collection of billionaires?

Single Males: I found data for this by county/age/year but it will take a little time for me to answer the question with a good graph. On my to-do list.

GDP per capita: The measure used for inequality is the Gini coefficient. The U.S. is around 40, while the countries you mentioned are around 30, where closer to 0 is more equality. So, our GDP per capita is higher while we still have plenty of poor due to inequality. Map with Gini coefficients and an explanation of what it means: https://worldpopulationreview.com/country-rankings/gini-coefficient-by-country.