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Is part of ageism actually ableism?

van der Horst, Mariska, Vickerstaff, Sarah (2021) Is part of ageism actually ableism? Ageing and Society, . ISSN 0144-686X. E-ISSN 1469-1779. (doi:10.1017/S0144686X20001890) (KAR id:87548)

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Abstract

Ageism is a widely used term that is not (yet) well understood. We propose a redefinitionof ageism and to separate it from ableism. We believe this to be important as remediesmay depend on whether someone is experiencing ageism or ableism. While focusingthe discussion on older workers as a sub-group of older people who (can) experience ageism,we assess the usefulness of critical (feminist) disability studies for ageism research.We hope that redefining ageism and analytically separating it from ableism (without suggestingthat both concepts should be studied independently from one another) will provideguidance for researchers who study ageism and will allow for more specific policyguidance on how to solve difficulties experienced by older workers.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1017/S0144686X20001890
Uncontrolled keywords: ageism; ableism; disability; extended working lives
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
Divisions: Divisions > Division for the Study of Law, Society and Social Justice > School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research
Depositing User: Edward Skeates
Date Deposited: 12 Apr 2021 12:35 UTC
Last Modified: 13 Apr 2021 09:15 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/87548 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Vickerstaff, Sarah: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2572-3582
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