ERIC Number: ED209441
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Jul-9
Reference Count: N/A
Work after 65: Options for the 80's. Hearing before the Special Committee on Aging, United States Senate, Ninety-Sixth Congress, Second Session. Part 3--Orlando, Fla.
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Special Committee on Aging.
The problem of senior citizens in Florida who need to work are chronicled in this third part of the Senate Special Committee on Aging, Work after 65 hearings, conducted in Orlando, Florida, in July, 1980. During the Florida hearing, representatives of various government programs for senior citizens, professors of education and economics and private employers and employment agencies described the services their agencies or offices provided for persons over age 65, and the problems these seniors encounter. Themes running through the testimony were that pensions and Social Security provide inadequate incomes for most retired persons, and, therefore, the people need jobs. However, they often encounter discrimination in finding a job and in being paid a fair wage. However, experience has shown that older workers are as capable as younger ones if they are allowed to work. The witnesses urged more help for senior citizens in finding employment and in filling out forms required, as well as suggestions for increasing Medicare benefits. Many personal anecdotes of productive senior citizens are included. (KC)
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Age Discrimination, Aging (Individuals), Demography, Employee Attitudes, Employees, Employer Attitudes, Employment, Employment Problems, Flexible Working Hours, Hearings, Older Adults, Older Workers, Part Time Employment, Personnel Policy, Policy Formation, Population Distribution, Population Trends, Public Policy, Reentry Workers, Retirement, Retirement Benefits, Retraining, Unemployment, Work Attitudes
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Special Committee on Aging.
Identifiers - Location: Florida
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Social Security