New PDF release: Age as an Equality Issue

By Sandra Fredman, Sarah Spencer

ISBN-10: 1841134058

ISBN-13: 9781841134055

ISBN-10: 1847310583

ISBN-13: 9781847310583

To what quantity is age necessarily associated with declining capability? What are the pursuits of a coverage on age equality, and the way can those be discovered in legislations? How may still legislation and coverage deal with age discrimination in well-being, schooling and employment? may still youngsters be handled within the comparable manner as older humans? This e-book solutions those questions in a chain of chapters by way of specialists from quite a lot of disciplines. It examines the character of the getting older technique and gives an in depth research of the idea that of age equality.

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Men in this age group are two thirds more likely to be out of work than whites. The result is that fewer than half of older men in this group are working. For women, the combination of age and cultural expectations militate particularly strongly against the possibility of paid work. Less than a third of older women of Indian, Pakistani or Bangladeshi origin are likely to be in work. Nor are these trends limited to the UK. Throughout the OECD, people are leaving the labour force at progressively younger ages even though the population is ageing and individuals are living longer.

Equally problematically, it puts the main burden of change onto the employer, rather than requiring the state and other bodies to take active measures to deal with the causes of the problem. THE CONCEPT OF EQUALITY Introduction Equality in the context of age raises particularly complex issues. Much antidiscrimination legislation has been aimed at redressing prejudice against ‘discrete and insular minorities’ with little access to political or economic power. This was the impetus behind the race discrimination legislation in the US.

5 Not surprisingly, given women’s longer life expectancy, the gender structure of older people differs from that of the population as a whole, with women forming 64 per cent of those over 75, but only 51 per cent of people of all ages. 5 and population estimates mid 1998/9. National Statistics United Kingdom in figures (2001 edition). The Age of Equality 25 Ethnic minorities are a small but growing proportion of the older age group. 7 Labour Market Issues Longer lifespans have, paradoxically, been associated with shorter periods in work.

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