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The barriers to and enablers of positive attitudes to ageing and older people, at the societal and individual level

Abrams, Dominic and Swift, Hannah J. and Lamont, Ruth A. and Drury, Lisbeth (2015) The barriers to and enablers of positive attitudes to ageing and older people, at the societal and individual level. Technical report. Government Office for Science, Kent, UK

Abstract

In the light of social and economic challenges posed by rapid population ageing there is an

and the circumstances that contribute to more or less negative attitudes to age.

Ageism is the most prevalent form of discrimination in the UK (Abrams et al., 2011a), estimated

opportunities, and reduces workplace productivity and innovation (Swift et al., 2013). Ageism

and Swift, 2012; Stuckelberger et al., 2012; Swift et al., 2012). Not only is ageism a barrier to

obscuring our understanding of the ageing process. Moreover, by reinforcing negative

people’s self-interest (Lamont et al., 2015).

Here we review national and some international research from the last 25 years to reveal what

consequences. We outline the prevalence of perceived age-based discrimination and its

that contribute to more positive or negative attitudes to age and their application to reducing

research and practice.

Item Type: Monograph (Technical report)
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Psychology > Centre for the Study of Group Processes
Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Psychology
Depositing User: Hannah Swift
Date Deposited: 10 Oct 2016 11:07 UTC
Last Modified: 06 Feb 2020 04:14 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/57832 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Abrams, Dominic: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2113-4572
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