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    A gendered analysis of age discrimination among older jobseekers in Australia


    McGann, Michael and Ong, Rachel and Bowman, Dina and Duncan, Alan and Kimberley, Helen and Biggs, Simon (2016) A gendered analysis of age discrimination among older jobseekers in Australia. Working Paper. Curtin University, Perth.

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    Abstract

    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 levels of perceived ageism among older men nationally relative to older women. These findings suggest that the nature of ageism experienced by older women is qualitatively different from men. Hence, policy responses to ageism need to be far more tailored in their approach because present, one-size-fits all, business case approaches rely on an overly narrow concept that obscures the gender and occupational dimensions of ageism.

    Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
    Additional Information: Cite as: Michael McGann, Rachel Ong, Dina Bowman, Alan Duncan, Helen Kimberley and Simon Biggs, 2016 ”A Gendered Analysis of Age Discrimination among Older Jobseekers in Australia”, Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre Working Paper 16/01, Perth: Curtin University.
    Keywords: Participation and Employment; Gender and Diversity; Population; Ageing and Retirement; gendered analysis; age discrimination; older jobseekers; Australia;
    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: 14666
    Depositing User: Michael McGann
    Date Deposited: 29 Jul 2021 14:14
    Publisher: Curtin University, Perth
    Refereed: Yes
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