[Baypiggies] Chompapps Position - from Issue 31

resmith at runbox.com resmith at runbox.com
Thu Oct 29 08:00:59 CET 2009


Age discrimination is a difficult subject.  People work till they are in their 50's and 60's, and even 70's. And companies should treat them or consider them as candidates equally that entire time as they do a much younger person according to the law. But does their brain stay at the same level the entire time? This study says that it peaks at 22 and starts to dwindle at age 27:

http://www.thirdage.com/brain-fitness/when-does-your-brain-function-peak

Virtually everyone would agree that an 80 year old person would  underperform a 22 year old college graduate in a programming assignment. But at what point did the person 80 start to underperform the 22 year old? Was it at 70? 60? 50? 40? 30?   If the answer isn't 70, then there is a problem.

Rob





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