Why northern guys are lonely

  • Rasmus Ole Rasmussen

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    Rasmus Ole Rasmussen, a professor at Roskilde University in Denmark, has studied professional hunters in Greenland, and has observed that five to 10 per cent of the remaining professional hunters are unable to find wives - who normally contribute to household income - and are thus living below the international poverty line. "It's more acceptable for young women to move to a town, maybe being unskilled, but then start as an unskilled worker and get some experience, etc.," Rasmussen said, "while it's not that acceptable for young men to do the same so they are more or less left behind in the villages and living this very harsh life with limited income sources and not that bright a future."
    Period18 Nov 2005

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    • TitleWhy northern guys are lonely
      Media name/outletNunatsiaq News
      Media typePrint
      PersonsRasmus Ole Rasmussen