David Bloom says mandatory retirement policy based on ageist assumptions
NIA Aging Centers News Reference
About 1 billion of the world's population are 60+ years of age. Many want to keep working, in part to stay socially, mentally, and physically active. Although America abolished mandatory age-based retirement in 1986, other countries - and some U.S. states, occupations, and companies - still mandate it. This piece asks: How old is too old to keep working? David Bloom is cited on the complexity of answering this question: “The variations in functioning linked with aging are neither smooth nor well defined…In many parts of the world, policy often seems to assume a division of the life course into a series of stages that is based on chronological age and social roles...that have little physiological basis….but are exacerbated by ageist stereotypes of frailty and mental diminution.”
"Is It Time To Abolish Mandatory Retirement?" - Forbes. 8/2/2015.