Ageism and employment: controversies, ambiguities and younger people's perceptions

  title={Ageism and employment: controversies, ambiguities and younger people's perceptions},
  author={Wendy Loretto and Colin A. M. Duncan and P. J. White},
  journal={Ageing and Society},
  pages={279 - 302}
This paper traces the emergence and evolution of the concept of ageism with respect to employment matters in the UK, and challenges some features of the emerging concept as defective and undermining of efforts to eradicate age discrimination in employment. Also revealed is some loosening in recent years of the association of the term ‘ageism’ with older employees. This latter observation informed the focus of our empirical work, which examined the views of 460 Business Studies students… Expand
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