In the modern workplace there appear to be the following
three key issues that address ageism in employment, some of which have
been exacerbated by recent economic issues and an aging population:
- Older job seekers fight ageism as a barrier to re-employment.
- Younger job seekers have trouble obtaining career entry.
- Evidence in many countries highlights that older worker employment and youth employment are not connected in any way.
This last point is generally known in economics as the
“Lump of Labor Fallacy,” which challenges the view that if older workers
are employed in a tight labor market, then they must be occupying the
jobs of the country’s youth. Prepare and post a response to the
Using at least one ethical perspective or theory from the text and one
item of scholarly evidence, present an argument to a group of younger
workers (regarding older worker and youth employment) in which you
refute the notion that older workers take employment from the young.
Your initial post should be at least 250 words in length. Support your
claims with examples from the required material(s) and/or other
scholarly sources, and properly cite any references in APA style as
outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.