Age-Related Diversity Issues at the Workplace

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Workplace Diversity Issues Age-Related Introduction Study #1 Older people are not retiring as the traditional age of 65 as they once did. According to a research paper published by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) between 1977 and 2007, the number of employed workers over the age of 65 "…increased 101 percent" (BLS). For men 65 or older still at work, the increase (between 1977 and 2007) reflects a 75% rise; as for women, the number of those 65 and older rose by an impressives147 percent in that time frame (BLS). The number of people 75 years of age and older that are employed is relative small (0.8 percent of the American workforce) and yet this age group experienced the most dramatic gain during the period 1977 to 2007 a startling 172 percent (BLS). This study used data collected by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, which gathers statistical data from the consumer price index, the Current Population Survey, and employment surveys to present a clear picture of age in the workplace. The data analysis techniques are not known, nor are the collection strategies that the federal government uses. Theoretically this information is presented as raw data drawn from a number of sources with no editorial agenda. It is interesting to note that in that same window of time the number of "non-institutionalized" Americans 65 and older rose by about 60 percent but the number of those 65 and over who were in the workforce "doubled while employment for everyone 16 and over
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