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Roberson, Donald N. – 2003
New perspectives need to be gained on the roles of older adults and older workers in the new millenium. Because today's adult is healthier, policies concerning social security, retirement, and work need to be changed. There is a need for acceptance of various types of aging. Rather than mandating specific retirement, the individual should have…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Age Differences, Aging (Individuals), Educational Gerontology
National Council on Disability, Washington, DC. – 1996
The National Council on Disability (NCD) held a National Summit on Disability Policy on April 27-29, 1996 at which 300 grassroots disability leaders gathered to discuss how to achieve independence in the next decade. Following an analysis of disability demographics and disability rights and culture, disability policy is assessed in 11 areas:…
Descriptors: Accessibility (for Disabled), Agenda Setting, Civil Rights, Civil Rights Legislation
Shoven, John B. – Research Dialogues, 1995
The baby boom generation faces added uncertainty on their investments and perhaps lower realized rates of return on all components of their retirement savings, primarily because of their large number. Effects will be felt in the Social Security system and by pension plans and private investors. Individuals, employers, pension fund managers, and…
Descriptors: Baby Boomers, College Faculty, Economic Change, Economic Factors
Budetti, Peter P., Ed.; Burkhauser, Richard V., Ed.; Gregory, Janice M., Ed.; Hunt, H. Allan, Ed. – 2001
This book contains 15 articles on older workers and the challenges of health insurance, Social Security, retirement, job loss, and working until older ages. Following an introduction by the editors, the articles are organized in five sections that also include commentaries on the articles. The following are included in Section 1, "Charting…
Descriptors: Age Discrimination, Disabilities, Early Retirement, Employed Women
Ford Foundation, New York, NY. – 1989
The core of the U.S. social welfare system provides old-age pensions, unemployment insurance, and aid to dependent children. In recent years, as social and economic developments have created new vulnerabilities for the American family, observers are asking whether the system needs refinement and rethinking. The Project on Social Welfare and the…
Descriptors: Economic Opportunities, Economically Disadvantaged, Federal Legislation, Financial Support
Ford Foundation, New York, NY. – 1989
Findings and recommendations of the Executive Panel of the Ford Foundation Project on Social Welfare and the American Future are presented. The research was based on a comprehensive review of Americans' social welfare needs and of policy alternatives. The findings show that, although the present system was well conceived, it is now outdated and…
Descriptors: Economic Opportunities, Economically Disadvantaged, Federal Legislation, Government Role
Levitan, Sar A.; Mangum, Garth L. – 1994
The antipoverty initiatives of the Kennedy and Johnson administrations were essentially continued and given increased funding during the Nixon, Ford, and Carter administrations. The Reagan and Bush administrations marked the regression of many employment, training, and welfare programs. Employment and training issues were given high priority…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Dislocated Workers, Economically Disadvantaged, Education Work Relationship
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Select Committee on Aging. – 1989
This document reports the oral and written testimony of witnesses at a Congressional hearing held to examine ways to use the abilities of the rapidly growing older population, particularly in professions such as child care where they have the potential of making an important contribution to the education and care of the children of the United…
Descriptors: Child Care Occupations, Child Caregivers, Day Care, Day Care Centers
Ruttenberg, Ruth; McCarthy, Amy – 1984
The major types of U.S. federal, state, and local taxes are explored, and the impact of those taxes on all types of women--rich and poor, old and young, employed and not employed, parent and non-parent--are examined. Specifically discussed are the social security tax; the federal income tax system, including the marriage tax, the earned income…
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Economic Change, Females, Finance Reform
Barrett, Nancy S. – 1984
As increasing numbers of women make the transition from the household sector into the labor market, dramatic changes in household composition have occurred that have thrust many women into the role of provider. This new role for women has led to dramatic and rapid changes in attitudes, as well as in the institutions and laws relating to women's…
Descriptors: Day Care, Demography, Economic Change, Economic Status
Cohen, Richard; And Others – 1982
The social security system in the United States is becoming increasingly unstable, as the amount of benefits paid to an ever larger number of retirees grows and the number of younger workers paying taxes to the system decreases. The problem will become especially acute in the years 2011 and after, as the members of the "baby boom"…
Descriptors: Aging (Individuals), Federal Programs, Financial Needs, Financial Policy
Root, Lawrence S.; Zarrugh, Laura H. – 1983
Many companies recognize the importance of including older persons in the labor force, but barriers still exist that limit their productive employment. Negative stereotypes may influence hiring and promotion decisions, and training opportunities may be closed. A study was conducted of private sector employment programs/practices that are intended…
Descriptors: Age Discrimination, Blue Collar Occupations, Employer Attitudes, Employment Potential
Vavrichek, Bruce – 1982
A study analyzed the changing nature of older persons in the labor force, factors that may affect their work decisions, and policy changes that could facilitate their continuation or reentry into the work force beyond the normal retirement age. Data examined during the survey indicate that while the number of people aged 65 and older is continuing…
Descriptors: Demography, Economic Factors, Employment Level, Employment Patterns
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Special Committee on Aging. – 1985
This document contains six essays examining the history and impact of the social security program on America's economic and social development. "Social Security: The Cornerstone of American Social Welfare Policy," by Malcolm H. Morrison, presents brief background information on the system and discusses the basic principles of social…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Females, History, Labor Economics
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Special Committee on Aging. – 1980
With Social Security and retirement benefits unable to keep up with inflation, and persons living longer than ever in this country, retirement at age 65 or younger may no longer be a desirable choice for millions of older workers. These themes were articulated by government officials and foundation officers at the first session of a U.S. Senate…
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Age Discrimination, Aging (Individuals), Demography
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