Funeral services are expensive. In 2019, the median funeral cost was $7,640—$5,150 for a funeral with cremation—according to the National Funeral Directors Association.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has jurisdiction over more than 10,000 types of consumer products. Mandatory standards govern only a small number of products.
For many older adults, travel is important as a way to encounter new experiences, visit with friends and family, and obtain necessary medical care.
Employers and policymakers can take steps to ensure that workers can balance work with other responsibilities such as providing care or managing an illness.
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.