Joint Center Vice President of Policy Jessica Fulton was a featured speaker at the AARP and International Longevity Centre UK’s Growing the Longevity Economy: Advancing Equity and Health for Sustained Success discussion. In this session, Fulton explored the myriad ways in which discrimination and inequality reduce the economic contributions of older populations, including age discrimination in labor practices and inequitable access to resources.
According to Fulton, “program evaluations don’t actually take into account how trainees or students perform when they leave those occupations by race[….] I think that those particular kind of job retention pieces are going to really matter when we’re thinking about equitable access and outcomes. And I think our first step there is really requiring that people think about those things when they’re implementing their programs that they’re taking into consideration what strategies work best for different populations.”
View the recording here.