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Ageism and Mistreatment of Older Workers

Current Reality, Future Solutions

Editors: Brownell, Patricia, Kelly, James J. (Eds.)

  • The first book to describe the human rights of older workers
  • Describes elder mistreatment as a form of ageism in the workplace
  • Provides a multi-disciplinary focus on ageism in the workplace
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About this book

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.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Older Workers and Human Rights: National and International Policies and Realities

    Caldera, Denise Gosselin

    Pages 3-16

  • Definitions and Theoretical Models for Understanding Ageism and Abuse in the Workplace

    Brownell, Patricia (et al.)

    Pages 17-28

  • Harassment of Older Adults in the Workplace

    Blackstone, Amy

    Pages 31-47

  • What Do Newspapers Say About Older Adults in the Workforce?

    Powell, Mebane

    Pages 49-67

  • The Evolution of Retirement as Systematic Ageism

    McDonald, Lynn

    Pages 69-90

Buy this book

eBook $119.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-94-007-5521-5
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $159.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-94-007-5520-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $159.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-94-007-9639-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Ageism and Mistreatment of Older Workers
Book Subtitle
Current Reality, Future Solutions
Editors
  • Patricia Brownell
  • James J. Kelly
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht.
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-5521-5
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-5521-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-5520-8
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-9639-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIV, 188
Topics