Government budgets reflect the priorities of policymakers.
Americans’ retirement income comes from several sources. For most, Social Security income is the foundation of financial security in retirement.
A variety of government policies and employer practices safeguard the rights of workers to fair treatment, safety in the workplace, and a measure of financial security.
All levels of government have developed standards and guidance to ensure fair employment practices. They address wages, working conditions, and other aspects of work.
Older workers may choose to or need to continue working. However, they face discrimination based on age, especially in layoffs and hiring.