The New York Times’ ‘Upshot’ blog recently parsed Census data and found that 1.5 million African-American men are ‘missing’ from our society. Men who would be in the prime of their lives –aged 25-to-54– and are instead dead before their time or incarcerated. Baltimore was among the cities with the highest rates of missing men. We consider what we might learn from the data in the wake of Freddie Gray’s death and the unrest that has followed.


  • Justin Wolfers Contributing Columnist, New York Times; Senior Fellow, Peterson Institute for International Economics; Senior Fellow, The Peterson Institute for International Economics; Professor of Economics and Public Policy (on leave), University of Michigan Professor

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