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Tackling Ageism in the Workplace

Swift, Hannah J. and Steeden, Ben and Randsley de Moura, Georgina (2021) Tackling Ageism in the Workplace. In: Fideler, Elizabeth F., ed. The Rowman & Littlefield Handbook on Aging and Work. The Rowman & Littlefield Handbook Series . Rowman & Littlefield, pp. 211-227. ISBN 978-1-5381-2994-4. (KAR id:98794)


This chapter outlines the ways in which ageism manifests in the workplace and in organizational settings. Specifically, it explores ageism on the grounds of perceived ‘old age’, most often directed toward older workers, and ageism directed towards the self, due to awareness and recognition of negative age stereotypes. The final part of the chapter outlines some promising social psychological approaches and interventions to tackle ageism in the workplace. Although it is widely recognized that ageism is a form of prejudice and discrimination that can affect anyone at any age, this chapter predominately focuses on ageism experienced on the basis of perceived old age.

Item Type: Book section
Uncontrolled keywords: Ageism, age stereotypes, workplace
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
H Social Sciences
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Human and Social Sciences > School of Psychology
Funders: University of Kent (
Depositing User: Hannah Swift
Date Deposited: 06 Dec 2022 12:02 UTC
Last Modified: 08 Dec 2022 13:00 UTC
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