By John Macnicol
Age discrimination is a hugely topical factor in all industrialized societies. established upon particular learn, and adopting an interdisciplinary strategy, this precise examine lines the heritage of the age discrimination debate in Britain and the U.S. because the Thirties. It significantly analyzes the options of ageism in social kin and age discrimination in employment. Case-studies on generational fairness and well-being care rationing through age are via an research of the British government's projects opposed to age discrimination in employment. The e-book then lines the historical past of the controversy on healthiness prestige and outdated age.
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135 This is also a commonly held view among politicians. 136 Often the ‘evidence’ provided is just a presentation of the empirical data on older workers’ low economic activity rates, accompanied by some very general (and superficial) allegations of age discrimination, with no causal link established. However, there is something distinctly odd about the argument that policies of the 1970s and 1980s which were based upon an essentially rational argument – that available jobs ought to be redistributed to younger workers with family responsibilities – should have 132 133 134 135 136 Palmore, Ageism, p.
Pp. 14–15, 76. For contrasting verdicts, see: George Maddox, ‘Aging Differently’, The Gerontologist, vol. 27, no. 5, 1987, p. ), Ageing in Society. An Introduction to Social Gerontology (1993), pp. 84–5. This is demonstrated in Michael Leonesio’s useful summary: Michael V. Leonesio, ‘The Economics of Retirement: a Nontechnical Guide’, Social Security Bulletin, vol. 59, no. 4, Winter 1996, pp. 29–50. ), Work, Health and Income Among the Elderly (1987), p. 104. See also: Stephen H. Sandell, ‘Introduction’, in Sandell, The Problem, p.
2. Analysing ageism and age discrimination 39 of older workers. This rather stark polarisation is heuristic – supply and demand are, of course, interactive – and no serious study has ever suggested one to the exclusion of the other: all have offered a combination of the two, but with important differences of emphasis. However, the distinction remains a useful analytical starting-point. 151 ‘Supply-side’ explanations include a number of models of ‘retirement behaviour’ which see human agency as crucial.
Age Discrimination: An Historical and Contemporary Analysis by John Macnicol