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ERIC Number: ED184030
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-Nov-29
Pages: 38
Abstractor: N/A
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Employment Opportunities: Older Workers versus Women, Minorities, and Younger Workers?
Lindsey, Michael; And Others
One of the primary concerns of many of the opponents of the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) Amendments of 1978 was the possible adverse effects of the legislation on other labor force subgroups. Although groups such as the NAACP, the Urban League, and the National Organization for Women did not testify directly in opposition to the Act, they expressed their concern that the impact of the proposed legislation on other groups had not been adequately researched. The impact of ADEA on employers was investigated. Respondents were asked a series of questions on the expected impact of the ADEA amendments on women, minorities, and younger workers in their organization. Larger organizations, where women and minorities made major employment gains in the past decade, reported more expected reduction in opportunities for these groups than did smaller employers. If these expectations become reality, the advocate organizations for adversely affected labor force subgroups can be expected to lobby intensely against any further expansion of employment opportunities for older workers in the future. (Author)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Age Discrimination in Employment Act Amendments 1978