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OLS Field Name OLS Field Data
Main Title Ageism and mistreatment of older workers : current reality, future solutions /
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Brownell, Patricia J.,
Kelly, James J.,
Publisher Springer,
Year Published 2013
OCLC Number 826822120
ISBN 9789400755208; 9400755201
Subjects Age discrimination in employment. ; Older people--Employment. ; Prejudice.
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
ELBM  HD6279.A34 2013 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 01/19/2021
Collation xxiv, 188 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Notes
This book promotes an understanding of ageism, discrimination and mistreatment of older adult workers, incorporating an international human rights perspective. The impact of ageism on the mistreatment of older adult workers has not to date been examined in depth through the lens of international human rights instruments, nor has discrimination against older adults in the workplace been framed as a form of elder abuse for research and policy making purposes. This book presents a multi-disciplinary exploration of these themes as they affect work and retirement of older adults. It reflects the view that older people who choose to work into old age should be able to do so in enabling work environments that promote dignity and are free of abuse. The contributing authors come from many disciplines, including law, psychology, social work, business, and international affairs. Many are members of the International Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse (INPEA), a non-governmental organization with consultative status at the United Nations, and have devoted their professional careers to increase awareness and understanding of elder abuse in order to prevent it. The editors hope that broadening the framework within which elder abuse in the workplace is understood will stimulate further research, policy and program development to address this troubling social problem.