This article explores the role of social construction in public administrators’ differential treatment of older Americans as a vulnerable population during the COVID-19 pandemic. The analysis compares differences in how both federal and state web sites reacted to information that increased age and male sex correlated with negative COVID-19 outcomes and relates these differences in presentation to hegemonic constructions of each group.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Public Administration
- age discrimination
- Social construction