Committed to (un)equal opportunities?: 'New ageism' and the older worker.

  title={Committed to (un)equal opportunities?: 'New ageism' and the older worker.},
  author={Chris McVittie and Andy McKinlay and Sue Widdicombe},
  journal={The British journal of social psychology},
  volume={42 Pt 4},
In recent years the principle of equality of opportunity in employment has been widely promoted as a means of addressing the marginalization of various groups of workers, including older workers. Evidence suggests, however, that equal opportunities have not improved prospects for older workers. The present study employs discourse analysis to examine a variety of accounts of those responsible for employment within a number of organizations. Analysis shows that these accounts are rhetorically… CONTINUE READING