International protection for the human rights of older people: History and future prospects

Israel Doron, Bethany Brown, Susan B. Somers

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In this chapter the authors seek to give gerontologists, lawyers and other interested practitioners in North America a better understanding of the global picture of ageism in the workplace as it relates to international and regional human rights agreements. The legal landscape regarding age discrimination is very different around the world. In many undeveloped countries age discrimination is unrecognized under local laws. Even in many developed countries, age-based employment policies, such as mandatory retirement, a maximum age limit for recruitment, and age-based workforce layoffs or redundancies are common and legal practices.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAgeism and Mistreatment of Older Workers
Subtitle of host publicationCurrent Reality, Future Solutions
EditorsP. Brownell, J. Kelly
PublisherSpringer Netherlands
Number of pages15
ISBN (Electronic)9789400755215
ISBN (Print)9400755201, 9789400755208
StatePublished - 1 Jul 2013

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Social Sciences
  • General Psychology


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