The American Workforce
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...ageism, referring to discrimination against employees on the basis of their age, is common (AOA, 1999; AARP, 1999; Smedley and Whitten, 2006). The implication here is that, within the context of an ever-aging workforce, ageism is potentially economically detrimental. Indeed, as several researchers have pointed out, America's aged workforce is , currently, the foundations upon which the national economy rests and, the practice of ageism, insofar as it has an incontrovertibly negative impact on job satisfaction, could wreak havoc... A number of factors, including declining birth-rates, improved health and longevity and, the ageing of the baby boomers, have contributed to an ageing workforce. Indeed,...