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Ageism and Age Discrimination

Jonathan Herring

in Older People in Law and Society

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199229024
eISBN:
9780191705274
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199229024.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Family Law

This chapter considers the legal protection offered against age discrimination. It looks at what ageism is and when, if ever, it can be justified. It considers why it has taken so long for society to ... More


Promoting Work

Paul Davies and Mark Freedland

in Towards a Flexible Labour Market: Labour Legislation and Regulation since the 1990s

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199217878
eISBN:
9780191712326
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199217878.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Employment Law

This chapter deals with the legislation and policies aimed at maximising levels of employment. It is argued that these policies brought together the areas of social security, tax, and employment law ... More


Older People in Law and Society

Jonathan Herring

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199229024
eISBN:
9780191705274
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199229024.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Family Law

This book examines the legal rights and responsibilities of older people. Although the focus is particularly on the legal issues surrounding old age it draws extensively on the gerentological, ... More


Older People and Healthcare

Jonathan Herring

in Older People in Law and Society

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199229024
eISBN:
9780191705274
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199229024.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Family Law

This chapter considers the health care services offered to the elderly. In particular, it reviews claims that ‘age-based rationing’ takes place within the NHS and addresses the debate as to whether ... More


Conversion Arguments: Antidiscrimination Law

N. Scott Arnold

in Imposing Values: Liberalism and Regulation

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195374964
eISBN:
9780199871490
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195374964.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter discusses conversion arguments for and against anti-discrimination law in all of its guises. Specifically, it discusses Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, which prohibits employment ... More


Age Discrimination: Richard Hannye v. General Electric Company

Roger W. Shuy

in Fighting over Words: Language and Civil Law Cases

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195328837
eISBN:
9780199870165
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195328837.003.0015
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

A mid-level manager in his fifties was dismissed by a large company that provided no reasons for dismissal concerning his performance or attitude. He then brought an age discrimination case against ... More


The impact of age-related risks and inequalities on mental health in later life

Alisoun Milne

in Mental Health in Later Life: Taking a Life Course Approach

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781447305729
eISBN:
9781447311904
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447305729.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

In broad terms there are two sets of age-related risks to mental health. The first set are those arising directly from experiences and losses common to later life, including physical ill health ... More


Fighting over Words: Language and Civil Law Cases

Roger W. Shuy

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195328837
eISBN:
9780199870165
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195328837.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

Everybody fights about something or other and language is usually at the very center of the conflict. We use language as we fight our battles, but when the dispute is over what is said or how it was ... More


Classifications

Jeffrey M. Shaman

in Equality and Liberty in the Golden Age of State Constitutional Law

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195334340
eISBN:
9780199868773
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195334340.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter focuses on various legislative classifications that may contravene the principle of equality. Racial classifications are the quintessential suspect classification and have been ... More


General principles and equal treatment

Evelyn Ellis and Philippa Watson

in EU Anti-Discrimination Law

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199698462
eISBN:
9780191745904
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199698462.003.0003
Subject:
Law, EU Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter sets out the role of the general principles in the Union legal order and the sources of those principles. A discussion of the anti-discrimination provisions of the European Convention on ... More


Age discrimination in history

John Macnicol

in Social Policy Review 18: Analysis and debate in social policy, 2006

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861348449
eISBN:
9781447303459
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861348449.003.0012
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

This chapter offers an insightful historical analysis and outlines the age legislation linking it to four discernable trends: declining economic activity rates, demographic imperatives post-2020 with ... More


The road to an age-inclusive society

Bill Bytheway, Richard Ward, Caroline Holland, and Sheila Peace

in Critical perspectives on ageing societies

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861348906
eISBN:
9781447302001
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861348906.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

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 ... More


The American experience of age discrimination legislation

John Macnicol

in The future for older workers: New perspectives

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847424181
eISBN:
9781447303800
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847424181.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

In 2006, the United Kingdom passed legislation against age discrimination in employment. This legislation outlawed direct and indirect discrimination, granted employment protection to older workers, ... More


Age discrimination as a source of exclusion in Europe: the need for a human rights plan for older persons

Astrid Stuckelberger, Dominic Abrams, and Philippe Chastonay

in From exclusion to inclusion in old age: A global challenge

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9781847427731
eISBN:
9781847427731
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847427731.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

In addressing age discrimination, a major driver of exclusion in later life, Astrid Stuckelberger, Dominic Abrams and Philippe Chastonay examine steps being taken in Europe and through the United ... More


Age and Retirement: Major Issues in the American Experience

William Graebner

in Age in America: The Colonial Era to the Present

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781479870011
eISBN:
9781479840595
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479870011.003.0010
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter divides the history of retirement in America into four distinct phases. In the colonial and early national periods, people used functional age—what they could do and how they felt—to ... More


The changing regulation of work and retirement

David Lain

in Reconstructing Retirement: Work and Welfare in the UK and USA

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781447326175
eISBN:
9781447326267
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447326175.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

This chapter examines regulatory changes in the UK and US that increase opportunities to work beyond age 65. Drawing on the concept of ‘conversion’, it shows how both countries came to abolish ... More


What does it mean to be old?

Baroness Julia Neuberger

in Unequal ageing: The untold story of exclusion in old age

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847424129
eISBN:
9781447304098
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847424129.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

Age discrimination is widespread. Though some, especially those who live into a healthy and sufficiently wealthy older age, with activities for the mind and the capacity to feel needed, are not ... More


Capabilities and Age Discrimination

Pnina Alon-Shenker

in The Capability Approach to Labour Law

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780198836087
eISBN:
9780191873447
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198836087.003.0014
Subject:
Law, Employment Law

This chapter explores the particular relevance and usefulness of the capabilities approach (CA) to age discrimination in the workplace. It argues that the CA provides a fresh theoretical framework ... More


Conclusions

Evelyn Ellis and Philippa Watson

in EU Anti-Discrimination Law

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199698462
eISBN:
9780191745904
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199698462.003.0011
Subject:
Law, EU Law, Human Rights and Immigration

In the final chapter conclusions on the present state of equality law are presented. After a brief overview of the evolution of discrimination discussion turns to the pivotal role of the CJEU in the ... More


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

Pamela Clayton

in Beyond the workfare state: Labour markets, equalities and human rights

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861348739
eISBN:
9781447301547
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861348739.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

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 ... More


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