Enabling Age at Work – How Ageism and Ableism Overlap in the Workplace

This report summarises research from a recent project conducted by researchers at the VU Amsterdam and the University of Kent and funded by the Economic and Social Research Council on perceptions of ageism and ableism among older workers and the impact these have on future plans for work.

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May 26, 2021

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20 Years After its Adoption, the EU Employment Directive Still Leaves Older Workers Behind

Active ageing and flexible retirement policies applied across the EU aim to encourage and support longer working lives. But European and national courts still seem to reflect biased and outdated views of the life course and of older people’s abilities to work and do not equally protect our human rights when we are older.

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Ageism in the Workforce and in the Industry

In this webinar, members of the European Network EuroAgeism will provide an in-depth understanding of ageism in the workforce and in the industry by presenting examples of discrimination in the labour market such as discrimination during job interviews and application procedures.

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April 21, 2021

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Gender Differences in Retirement Behavior: How Family, Work, and Pension Regime Explain Retirement in Chile

Employing data from the Longitudinal Social Protection Survey (LSPS), we conduct survival analyses to (a) estimate differences in the risk of retirement between men and women, and to (b) investigate how the decision of retirement is influenced by family, work/socioeconomic factors, and pension regimes.

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Ageism at Work: Deconstructing Age and Gender in the Discriminating Labour Market

Ageism at Work examines the subjective experiences of older workers in Canada and explores how they negotiate ageism and manage their interactions in the employment setting.

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Ageism in the Workforce and in Industry

This free webinar provides an in-depth understanding of ageism in the workforce and in the industry, by presenting examples of discrimination in the labour market.

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April 1, 2021

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Many Older Israelis Want to Continue Working after Pension Age, but Ageism and Finding Suitable Jobs Deter Them

The study shows that continuing employment after the legal age increases rather than decreases happiness levels as do relationships with a partner and having children. Israeli workers are not against raising the official retirement age, the researchers found. In fact, many of them want to continue working past that age, although they often retire early for a variety of reasons.

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February 26, 2021

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Survey Highlights High Levels of Perceived Ageism at Work

Over two fifths of older workers have experienced age discrimination at work, with the recruitment process being the worst offender, according to a workingwise.co.uk survey.

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January 28, 2021

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Factors Related to Workplace Well-Being: Occupational Health and Safety of Older Workers in Hong Kong

This study aims to gain a better understanding of the experiences, needs, and definitions of older workers in Hong Kong. It helps to draw attention to issues of occupational safety and health (OSH) risks and help identifying and promoting strategies and interventions for effectively supporting the ageing workforce in the workplace.

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January 6, 2021

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Are the Self-Employed Mentally Healthier than Salaried Workers? Evidence from Korea, Mexico, and the United States

This study will examine the association between self-employment and mental and cognitive health for older adults in the U.S., Mexico, and South Korea.

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January 5, 2021

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