Ageism Power Point PresentationPresentation Transcript
By – Eric, David, Lawrence, Kenneth Ageism
What is Ageism?
Ageism(or commonly known as Age Discrimination) is the discrimination of a group of people because of their age.
Most commonly known ageism remarks are to the young and old.
Making remarks to any age group makes you an ageist.
Ageism is like racism or sexism in nature due to its discrimination against a certain group of people.
Ageism first got its name in 1967 during the ADEA (Age Discrimination in Employment Act).
Example of Age Discrimination
The middle-aged woman is hired; however, the old-aged woman is not hired. The middle-aged woman is hired because she can do a lot, but the old-aged woman is not because she can not do as much as the young; however, the old has more experience than the young.
How did Ageism affect us in the past?
Millions of people were fired due to their age alone.
Due to the millions of people losing their jobs, an Age Discrimination in Employment Act(also known as ADEA) was established in 1967 to prevent people over 55 to be fired.
The Percentage of Age Discrimination found in job categories
From January 1 st 2002-July 31 st 2006, the most cases of Age Discrimination were found in Goods and Services. This is the case because business people want the young to show off their merchandise, rather than the old. Another big case happens in the Employment and Pre-employment area. As stated in the previous picture, business people want the young who are capable for the work rather than the old.
How does Ageism affect us now?
Ageism is seen everyday on the news, TV shows, books, and the radio.
According to the AARP(American Association of Retired Persons), out of 11.1 million unemployed people, 1.4 million were over the age of 55.
Although the ADEA was passed, people today are still fired because of their age.
Another example of Ageism
People over the age of 55 usually have better retirement benefits because of their age. This is age discrimination due to the fact that it benefits one group of people while it leaves the other groups with no benefits – An example of an oppression in Ageism.
How will Ageism affect the future?
Ageism will still be a natural occurrence like racism and sexism.
The number of people who are unemployed versus the total number of people who are unemployed who are above the 55 will steadily increase.
There could possibly another Age Discrimination in Employment Act due to the ineffectiveness of the ADEA in 1967
Review on Ageism
Ageism is naturally the same as racism and sexism.
Ageism targets people in a specific age group.
Making remarks about someone’s age makes you an ageist.
Ageism first got its name in 1967 during the ADEA act.
Ageism is seen everyday on TV, radio, news, games, books, etc.