What is the Age Discriminitation in Employment Act (ADEA)? How does the ADEA address issues for the aging population?
The U.S. Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) of 1967 prohibits bias against those 40 and older. Because the share of the aging population in the U.S. [ is expected to rise, the act?s role in maintaining and encouraging employment of older workers is likely to grow in importance.
A 2008 University of California at Irvine study done for the National Bureau of Economic Research, ?The Age
Discrimination in Employment Act and the Challenge of Population Aging,? gives an overview of age discrimination in the U.S. labor market and the ADEA?s historical effects.
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