The road to an age-inclusive society

Bill Bytheway, Richard Ward, Caroline Holland and Sheila Peace

in Critical perspectives on ageing societies

Published by Policy Press

Published in print May 2007 | ISBN: 9781861348906
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447302001 | DOI:
The road to an age-inclusive society

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This chapter discusses age discrimination and ageism. It describes the authors' experiences of coordinating the RoAD (Research on Age Discrimination) project. The authors recognise that this project calls into question their own identities as well as raising fundamental issues about how ‘old’ or ‘older’ is defined in the context of age discrimination. On the basis of accumulating evidence, the discussion also cautions that policies designed to tackle age discrimination could become overly associated with employment practices and a few other narrowly defined third age issues in relation to policies aimed at addressing the needs of older people experiencing health and social care problems.

Keywords: RoAD; ageism; age discrimination; employment practices; social care problems

Chapter.  7865 words. 

Subjects: Gerontology and Ageing

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