Associate Program Material
Aging and Disability Worksheet
Identify 2 or 3 issues faced by the aging population.
1. Health Issues
Answer the following questions in 100 to 200 words each. Provide citations for all the sources you use.
What is ageism? How does ageism influence the presence of diversity in society?
Ageism is a type of discrimination that involves prejudice against people based upon their age. Similar to racism and sexism, ageism involves holding negative stereotypes about people of different ages (Cherry, 2013).
Cherry, K. (2013). What Is Ageism?. about.com psychology
Agesim influences the presence of diversity because those who are affected by ageism within their career may lose their job due to newer, younger, people who will work for lower wages coming into the workplace to take over their current position. Which may and can leave those who are older without proper insurance to take care of their aging bodies which could result in them dieing earlier and a lack of diversity in the world. Also when the younger generation takes over positions in the workplace that workplace will have a lack of diversity as well.
What is the Age Discriminitation in Employment Act (ADEA)? How does the ADEA address issues for the aging population?
The ADEA is a program that prohibits employment discrimination against persons over the age of 40, it was enacted to promote employmet of older people based on their abilities rather than age. Also it is used to help employers and workers to find a means of meeting problems that comes about from the impact of age on employment. It is unlawful for an employer to fail or refuse to hire or to discharge any person or discriminate against them with respect to his terms, conditions, compensations or privileges of employment because of their age.
The ADEA will encourage employment of older americans...