Two government budget practices that can have significant implications for lower levels of government are block grants and unfunded mandates.
Federal and state governments have tried to change budget rules to control government spending. Budget rules have also been used to impose fiscal discipline.
Grandparents and other relatives play an important caregiving role in family well-being. Support from extended family is especially vital in families with low incomes.
Flextime, part-time work, flexplace, telecommuting, teleworking, and job-sharing are examples of flexible work options. They appeal to workers of all ages.
More than one in five Americans—about 53 million adults—are caregivers.
The federal government, as well as almost all state governments, have laws against age discrimination.
Age discrimination can occur when employers treat employees or potential employees differently because of their age.
Employer-provided benefits are an essential part of job quality, and they contribute significantly to employees’ overall compensation packages.
Discriminatory employment practices can take a variety of forms.
The success or failure of the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) depends on the actions of both federal and state agencies.