Type of Content: News
Resource Title: Ageism in the Workforce and in the Industry
Publication Title: EuroAgeism Network
Publish Date: April 6, 2021
Ageism refers to the stereotypical and prejudiced attitudes and discriminatory treatment of people based on their age. In 2050, in OECD, the percentage of adults over 50 years old will increase from 37 to 45 %, this means more older workers. Extending working lives and a higher employment rate of older workers means a boost of GDP per capita of 19%. So, why age is still considered a problematic element when we think about employees and also our own working life? Older people in particular often face discrimination in their capacity as workers as well as clients and consumers, even though older workers are not necessarily less healthy, less educated, less skilled or less productive.
The EuroAgeism network is dedicated to the training of a new generation of Early-Stage Researchers from all over the world in the field of ageing and ageism (https://euroageism.eu/about/).
Resource URL: https://rb.gy/bu3lf0