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Employability in the third age: a qualitative study of older people in the Glasgow labour market

Pamela Clayton

in Beyond the workfare state

Published by Policy Press

Published in print December 2007 | ISBN: 9781861348739
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447301547 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1332/policypress/9781861348739.003.0008
Employability in the third age: a qualitative study of older people in the Glasgow labour market

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This chapter discusses the employability issues that affect older people in the Glasgow labour market. It focuses on equality issues that are related to age, and highlights the significance of age discrimination in the context of it often being considered socially less important than racism or other forms of oppression. The chapter then reviews the recent trends in discrimination and human rights policies, along with their benefits and limitations for older people.

Keywords: employability issues; older people; Glasgow; equality issues; age discrimination; trends in discrimination; human rights policies

Chapter.  5265 words. 

Subjects: Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

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