Age Discrimination Issues

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People face different kind of problems and issues at each different stage of life. As time passes, we enter a new age group and new problems arise, but along with the passage of time the solutions to the older ones come too. The changes in the world in the past years have led to new technology, improvements in healthcare and many more things. These changes helped us and made things easier for us but they also brought new problems for us, such us new diseases, expensive healthcare, new side effects and many different issues. This paper will talk about the issues that older people face as they enter that certain age group. When a person enters a new age group, other people start to see them as the stereotypes of that certain age which leads to …show more content…
10) the workplace is still one of the most common places where older people experience inequality due to their age. It is unfair for an older person to be not able to work anymore, get a promotion or a new job just because of their age. A study of seven different nations sponsored by The American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) showed that age discrimination during hiring still exists and is still a very serious issue all around the world (Novak, Campbell, & Northcott, 2014, p. 10). According to the study (which included people aged over 50), 28% of the people reported that they experienced age discrimination, 60% said that they experienced it while looking for a job, while 35% said they experienced it during promotion decisions (Novak, Campbell, & Northcott, 2014, p. 10). Another example that shows that age discrimination exists in the workplace is that many old head hunters hide their age from their employers and also try to change their physical appearances in order to look younger and get the job (Novak, Campbell, & Northcott, 2014, p. 10). Another study which conducted in-depth interviews with 30 different people over the age of 45, showed that all of these people tried to find jobs but were rejected because of their age (Novak, Campbell, & Northcott, 2014, p. 10). One other example that shows age discrimination in the workplace, is how a man aged 62 reported that he went for two different job interviews but got rejected saying he was ‘over-qualified’. This shows that older people are treated unequally because of their age as what employer would not what a qualified

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