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    Gendered ageism in Australia: Changing perceptions of age discrimination among older men and women

    McGann, Michael and Ong, Rachel and Bowman, Dina and Duncan, Alan and Kimberley, Helen and Biggs, Simon (2016) Gendered ageism in Australia: Changing perceptions of age discrimination among older men and women. Economic Papers, 35 (4). pp. 375-388. ISSN 1759-3441

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    This paper investigates how age and gender interact to shape older jobseekers’ experiences of age discrimination within a mixed methods framework. The analysis reveals that there has been a considerable decline in national levels of perceived ageism generally among older men relative to older women. These research findings suggest that the nature of ageism experienced by older women is qualitatively different from men. Currently, one-size-fits-all, business case approaches rely on an overly narrow concept that obscures the gender and occupational dimensions of ageism. Hence, policy responses to ageism need to be far more tailored in their approach.

    Item Type: Article
    Additional Information: Cite as: McGann, M., Ong, R., Bowman, D., Duncan, A., Kimberley, H. and Biggs, S. (2016), Gendered Ageism in Australia: Changing Perceptions of Age Discrimination among Older Men and Women. Econ Pap, 35: 375-388.
    Keywords: age discrimination; ageism; gender; older workers;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Science and Engineering > Research Institutes > National Centre for Geocomputation, NCG
    Faculty of Social Sciences > Research Institutes > Maynooth University Social Sciences Institute, MUSSI
    Faculty of Social Sciences > Sociology
    Item ID: 14659
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    Depositing User: Michael McGann
    Date Deposited: 28 Jul 2021 15:26
    Journal or Publication Title: Economic Papers
    Publisher: Wiley
    Refereed: Yes
    Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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