An Historical and Contemporary Analysis
By (author) John Macnicol
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Age Discrimination by John Macnicol
Book DescriptionAge discrimination is a highly topical issue in all industrialised societies, against a background of concerns about shortening working lives and ageing populations in the future. Based upon detailed research, and adopting an interdisciplinary approach, this unique study traces the history of the age discrimination debate in Britain and the USA since the 1930s. It critically analyses the concepts of ageism in social relations and age discrimination in employment. Case-studies on generational equity and health care rationing by age are followed by an analysis of the British government's initiatives against age discrimination in employment. The book then traces the history of the debate on health status and old age, addressing the question of whether working capacity has improved sufficiently to justify calls to delay retirement and extend working lives. It concludes with a detailed examination of the origins and subsequent working of the USA's 1967 Age Discrimination in Employment Act.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521847773
(228mm x 152mm x 22mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 12-Jan-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author John Macnicol
Neoliberalising Old Age, Hardback (September 2015)
This book examines the effect of neoliberalism on the recent ageing and social policy agenda in the UK and the USA.
Age Discrimination, Paperback (January 2006)
A unique interdisciplinary analysis of the age discrimination debate in Britain and the USA.
Politics of Retirement in Britain, 1878-1948, Paperback (April 2002)» View all books by John Macnicol
A very important and thorough analysis of the debate on retirement and state pensions in Britain.
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Author Biography - John Macnicol
John Macnicol is Visiting Professor in Social Policy at the London School of Economics. He has published extensively on current social policy and the history of social policy, including The Politics of Retirement in Britain, 1878-1948 (Cambridge University Press, 1998).
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