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Age discrimination : an historical and contemporary analysis

Author: John Macnicol
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University, 2006.
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"Age discrimination is a highly topical issue in all industrialised societies, against a background of concerns about shortening working lives and ageing populations in the future. Based upon detailed research, and adopting an interdisciplinary approach, this unique study traces the history of the age discrimination debate in Britain and the USA since the 1930s. It critically analyses the concepts of ageism in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John Macnicol
ISBN: 052184777X 0521612608 9780521847773 9780521612609
OCLC Number: 61176543
Awards: Winner of Social Policy Association for Best New Publication 2007.
Description: x, 308 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: List of figures --
List of tables --
Acknowledgements --
pt. 1. AGeism and age discrimination --
1. Analysing ageism and age discrimination --
2. Justice between generations --
pt. 2. The current revival of interest in Britain --
3. New labour and age discrimination --
pt. 3. Retirement, health status and work-disability --
4. Health status and old age --
5. From the late nineteenth century to the 1940s --
6. The 1950s and 1960s in Britain --
7. The recent debate --
pt. 4. America's Age Discrimination in Employment Act --
8. The age discrimination debate, from the 1920s to 1967 --
9. From 1967 to the present --
10. Conclusion --
Bibliography --
Index.
Responsibility: John Macnicol.
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