What is New with Old? What old age teaches us about inequality and stratification – Sociology Compass

ABSTRACT Aging is remarkably unequal. Who survives to grow old in America and the circumstances they face once there reflect durable racial, socioeconomic, and gender inequalities that structure our lives from birth. Yet within the field of social stratification and mainstream sociology proper, examinations of the rapidly growing population of older Americans are often relegated … [Read More] What is New with Old? What old age teaches us about inequality and stratification – Sociology Compass

New issue: The Gerontologist – Oxford Journals

In This Issue: Ageism & Stereotypes Dementia Euthanasia Volume 56 Issue 6 December 2016 A selection of articles with abstracts The Language of Ageism: Why We Need to Use Words Carefully / Tracey L. Gendron, E. Ayn Welleford, Jennifer Inker, and John T. White Dementia Caregivers Use of Services for Themselves / Jennifer Martindale-Adams, Linda O. Nichols, Jeffrey Zuber, Robert Burns, and Marshall J. Graney Comparison of the Rowe-Kahn … [Read More] New issue: The Gerontologist – Oxford Journals

Immune to ageism? Men’s perceptions of age-based discrimination in everyday contexts – Journal of Aging Studies

Highlights Based on a context-sensitive analysis, the study shows that men are not immune to ageism. Men’s experiences of ageism are structured by the interactional context. Acts and expressions interpreted as discriminative in one context become defused in others. Positive ageism, appearing in family contexts, represents a naturalized order of things within intergenerational relations. The … [Read More] Immune to ageism? Men’s perceptions of age-based discrimination in everyday contexts – Journal of Aging Studies

The perception of ageing and age discrimination – British Medical Association

INTRODUCTION – Extract Key messages: Perceptions of ageing can subject older people to patronising forms of prejudice, which may be expressed in the language and tone used to communicate with older patients, the settings in which they are placed and the framing of treatment options. Health care professionals and organisations should be aware that older individuals are potentially vulnerable … [Read More] The perception of ageing and age discrimination – British Medical Association

Rusty, Invisible and Threatening: Ageing, capital and employability – Work Employment & Society

Original research by the Research & Policy Centre, Brotherhood of St Laurence, & University of Melbourne ABSTRACT Levels of mature-age unemployment and under-employment are increasing in Australia, with older jobseekers spending longer unemployed than younger jobseekers. This article focuses on two key explanations of the difficulties confronting older jobseekers: human capital theory, which focuses on the … [Read More] Rusty, Invisible and Threatening: Ageing, capital and employability – Work Employment & Society

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