David Neumark

The United States faces potential long-term labor shortages as aging Americans retire with no one to replace them thanks, in large part, to declining birth rates. To make matters worse, employers have been found to use subtle yet discriminatory language in job ads, discouraging older workers from even applying for jobs and remaining part of the labor force. Not only is age discrimination illegal and completely at odds with American principles of equal opportunity, it threatens the stability of social safety nets and economic stability. Combating such discrimination is critical to leverage the skills of older Americans who wish to remain in the workforce, boost the well-being and financial security for older workers, and support nationwide economic prosperity. UCI economist David Neumark expands on his work in this area in the Hoover Institution’s latest Policy Brief.

Watch: https://www.policyed.org/policy-briefs/help-really-wanted-impact-age-stereotypes-job-ads/video



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