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Critical perspectives on ageing societies$
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Miriam Bernard and Thomas Scharf

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9781861348906

Published to University Press Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781861348906.001.0001

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The road to an age-inclusive society

The road to an age-inclusive society

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(p.105) Eight The road to an age-inclusive society
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Critical perspectives on ageing societies
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Bill Bytheway

Richard Ward

Caroline Holland

Sheila Peace

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Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781861348906.003.0008

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

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