Planning Constructive Economic Opportunities for the Jewish Aged

By Irving Barshop

Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA), National Conference of Jewish Communal Service, Winter 1959

This piece explores issues concerning the lack of economic opportunities for the Jewish aged. The author asserts that the problem is both industrial and social, with specific attention to the resistance to hiring of older people and women by certain employers. While the drive for work among older persons is considered to be economic, it is also acknowledged that there is an emotional component in terms of productivity in older age that motivates a desire to work in old age. The piece advocates for the use of Jewish vocational services to aid communities where aged people can have the opportunity to receive preparation for employment through specialized placement and vocational counseling services.

Topic: Socioeconomic Status, Jewish Community Centers (JCCs), Social Services, Workplace, Prejudice, Employment, Discrimination, Aging, Elderly, Jobs, Community Centers

Name of Publication: Journal of Jewish Communal Service

Editor: Sherman, Sanford N.

Volume/Issue: Vol. 36/No. 2

Page Number(s): 186-191

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Genre: Article

Coverage: United States

Language: English

Copyright Holder: Publisher

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Bibliographic Information:
Barshop, Irving. Planning Constructive Economic Opportunities for the Jewish Aged. Journal of Jewish Communal Service. Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA),National Conference of Jewish Communal Service. Winter 1959: 186-191.


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