Age Discrimination: An Historical and Contemporary Analysis

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Cambridge University Press, Jan 12, 2006 - History - 308 pages
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Age discrimination is a highly topical issue in all industrialized societies. Based upon detailed research, and adopting an interdisciplinary approach, this unique study traces the history of the age discrimination debate in Britain and the U.S. since the 1930s. It critically analyzes the concepts of ageism in social relations and age discrimination in employment. Case-studies on generational equity and health care rationing by age are followed by an analysis of the British government's initiatives against age discrimination in employment. The book then traces the history of the debate on health status and old age.

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Part II The Current Revival of Interest in Britain
Part III Retirement health status and workdisability
Part IV Americas Age Discrimination in Employment Act

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John Macnicol is Visiting Professor in Social Policy at the London School of Economics. He has published extensively on current social policy and the history of social policy, including The Politics of Retirement in Britain, 1878-1948 (Cambridge University Press, 1998).

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