A 2020 AARP study estimated that the US economy could lose out on nearly $4 trillion by 2050 as a result of older workers facing discrimination.
According to AARP, 78% of older workers saw or experienced age discrimination in 2020. Proving age discrimination in court, however, is difficult.
The industry has addressed matters of gender and racial equality, but age is still a blind spot.
Speaking with Insider, Caroline Hirons said "the perfect storm of everything" inspired her to step away from the digital platform.
Health systems are starting to give Americans aged 65 and older vaccine access, and some are using smartphone apps and online programs to streamline the process. But some older people without smartphones or computers reportedly had difficulty making appointments online in Florida. Research indicates the elderly, low-income populations, and rural […]
One out of every five American workers age 40 and older said they have faced age discrimination, according to the 2019 Hiscox Ageism in the Workplace Study. But ageism also impacts younger workers, too. Sometimes ageism comes out in the form of microaggressions, which are indirect, often unintentional expressions of […]
https://www.facebook.com/plugins/video.php Fashion brands around the world are combating what critics call ageism in the fashion industry. In the UK, spending on clothing and footwear by the over 50s will far exceed that of the under 50s by 2040. A minority of fashion and make-up brands go out of their way […]
53% of surveyed, self-described baby boomers say they have felt age discrimination at work, according to a new study by job site iHire. 7 in 10 baby boomers who feel over qualified for their jobs say they have experienced age discrimination. Low-paying work comprises much of the growth for older […]
The share of older workers in the US labour force is increasing rapidly, causing new discussions on how to train a 55-plus population for highly skilled jobs. Much of the jobs older workers take come from low-wage industries. One solution to get older workers high-paying jobs is to train them […]
Yazemeenah Rossi started her career as a model at the age of 30. She is now 63 and travels around the world for her job. She shared some of her refreshing outlooks on ageing with us. Produced by Amanda Villa-Lobos
Once Australian job seekers reach the age of 50, they start to hear similar feedback from potential employers – one of the most common being they are too old to learn technology. “Being discriminated against because of your age, whether young or old, is ageism,” Marlene Krasovitsky from The Benevolent […]
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