Type of Content: Research
Resource Title: Enabling Age at Work – How Ageism and Ableism Overlap in the Workplace
Publication Title: International Longevity Centre UK
Publish Date: May 13, 2021
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.
The report finds that:
- Employers and older workers too often see training and professional development as more relevant for younger people, which leads to missed opportunities for enhancing skills and sharing experience.
- As the risk of developing an impairment increases with age, occupational health support is key – with ongoing support that acknowledges the social model of disability.
Resource URL: https://bit.ly/2Tcc2LU