A new AARP report titled “The Economic Impact of Age Discrimination” estimates that the U.S. economy stands to lose as much $850 billion due to ageist hiring practices, workforce culture, and a lack of focus on retention of older workers, among other factors. Continue reading
Results from a new AARP survey reveal deep ageism-related concerns from both employed older adults and those seeking jobs.
For example, the survey finds that older workers who are concerned they could lose their job this year believe their age would be a factor (61%) while nearly half of older concerned workers fear that their older age will hamper their job search. Continue reading
Age-Friendly Universities (AFU) are an opportunity to address ageism by making campuses more inclusive of older adults and offering mentoring that benefits young and old, but the designation also provides a chance to collaborate with communities seeking to become Age-Friendly themselves. Continue reading
A survey of 2,000 U.S. women ages 21 to 72 offered questions on their perceptions of the way women are depicted in the media. Officially called Mirror/Mirror: AARP Survey of Women’s Reflections on Beauty, Age, and Media TM, the survey also asked how these depictions inform their self-image, lifestyle and purchasing decisions. Continue reading
Researchers from the University of Liege in Belgium found that ageism can be common in children, but kids who have a good relationship with their grandparents are less likely to become prejudiced against older adults. Continue reading