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FACES Initiatives

Ageism  |  Unemployment  |  Under-employment  |  Poverty  |  Social Disparity  |  Educational Disparity

FACES core initiatives affect every person.  The difference is the preparedness and support and resources to handle it.

AGEISM

Description

Ageism refers to the stereotypes (how we think), prejudice (how we feel) and discrimination (how we act) towards others or oneself based on age.

Affects

Ageism affects everyone. Children as young as 4 years old become aware of their culture’s age stereotypes. From that age onwards they internalize and use these stereotypes to guide their feelings and behavior towards people of different ages. They also draw on culture’s age stereotypes to perceive and understand themselves, which can result in self-directed ageism at any age.

 

Ageism intersects and exacerbates other forms of disadvantage including those related to sex, race and disability.  Ageism in the workplace manifests in many ways and can be associated with work situations (hiring, firing, layoff, pay, benefits, promotion, etc.) or harassment (harassing a person either with derogatory remarks or actions in relation to age).

Statistics

According to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), filings related to age discrimination reached 15,573 in 2019 which is the lowest it has been within the last decade, decreasing by 33% since 2010. 

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Ron N. 

 

unemployment

‘You don’t live when you are unemployed—you exist’ (Jackson & Crooks 1993).

Description

Unemployment occurs when a person who is actively searching for employment is unable to find work. Unemployment is often used as a measure of the health of the economy.

Affects

The personal and social costs of unemployment include severe financial hardship and poverty, debt, homelessness and housing stress, family tensions and breakdown, boredom, alienation, shame and stigma, increased social isolation, crime, erosion of confidence and self-esteem, the atrophying of work skills and ill-health.

Statistics

The Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has had a significant effect on labor market metrics for every state, economic sector, and major demographic group in the United States. This report provides information on unemployment rates, labor force participation rates, and nonfarm payrolls in the United States during the ongoing pandemic. It presents CRS analysis of overall unemployment rate trends during the pandemic. The report first examines these trends nationally, and at the state and industrial levels. Next, it examines how unemployment rates varied across demographic groups. The report then repeats this analysis, where appropriate, for the labor force participation rate, which sheds light on the size of the workforce willing and available for work. The final portion of the report analyzes the impact the pandemic has had on overall employment and by sector.

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under-employment

Discrimination refers to 

Affects

In the Workplace

Statistics

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poverty

Poverty refer to 

Affects

In the Workplace

Statistics

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