Reports & Papers
You’ll find academic research papers, chosen because they fill a gap in the research, like connecting structural ageism to family interactions, or reducing inequity in healthcare by addressing the way ageism and racism intersect. Other papers offer invaluable overviews, like an issue of the journal Generations devoted entirely to articles about ageism by leading experts; a comprehensive research brief from the National Center on Elder Abuse; a review of how culture shapes ageism around the world; and the American Public Health Association’s meta-analysis of which types of intervention—spoiler alert: combining education and intergenerational contact—reduce ageism most effectively. Some publications focus on language, like the European Network in Aging Studies’ analysis of age-related terms like “age-friendly,” “elderly”/“senior citizen,” and “vulnerability;” and a practical tool to help organisations communicate about age and late life. Some address technology: how digital technology informs ageism (in Spanish); systemic ageism in the tech industry in light of labor and skills shortages; and policy measures for removing ageism as a barrier to the use of digital technology. Many focus on age bias in the workplace: the gendered ageism professional women confront mid-career; how ageism in human resources (HR) affects the way corporations understand and retain talent; a policy brief from the UN Working Group on Ageing on promoting age diversity and inclusion and enabling longer working lives; a review of how bullying affects older workers; and an overview of empirical research on worker-related ageism that identifies barriers, research gaps, and effective interventions. Some papers focus on health and healthcare: a research roundup for journalists on how ageism harms our health and increases healthcare costs, and how regional and federal policies are addressing this; Yale psychologist Becca Levy’s research into the effects of age beliefs on health outcomes; an investigation into older Australians’ encounters with age discrimination in healthcare; and the effects of the COVID19 pandemic in a world of longer lives. You’ll also find research on other a range of other topics, including into the omission of older people from clinical trials; using children’s books to address ageism; how arts educators can meet the needs of a rapidly expanding cohort of older students; and how reaching across age gaps fosters intergenerational relationships and age equity
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Changing perspectives: testing an ageism intervention
This report describes a short, one-off workshop that significantly reduced ageist attitudes & expectations. Joanna Maxwell of the Australian Human Rights Commission is available to explain how to conduct the intervention.
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Manifesto For European Parliament Elections
Concise blueprint for protecting the rights of older people around the world
Age Culture Humanities An interdisciplinary Journal
This issue unpacks the meaning- & underlying ageism & ableism- of contested terms within age studies, including elderly, senior citizen, age-friendly, boomer, dementia sufferer, functionality, population, & vulnerability. Age, Culture, Humanities is the humanities and arts journal that publishes scholarship on topics that investigate the critical intersections of the arts and humanities with the aging process and with age across the lifespan. Age, Culture, Humanities promotes cross-disciplinary, critical investigations of the experiences of age, aging, and older age, as seen through the lens of the humanities and arts. The goals are to consider age as a category of identity, advance understanding of the aging process and of age differences across the lifespan, interrogate cultural articulations of aging and older age, and generate innovative, engaging scholarly approaches to the study of age and aging in the humanities.
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A landmark report on how museums can integrate older audiences into long-term planning, with a focus on addressing ageism & fostering social connection
Still Rare, Still Ridiculed: Portrayals of Senior Characters On Screen in Popular Films from 2015 and 2016 Dr. Stacy L. Smith, Dr. Katherine Pieper, & Marc Choueiti with assistance from Artur Tofan, Anne-Marie DePauw, & Ariana Case USC Annenberg Inclusion Initiative Humana School for Communication and Journalism Center for Public Relations
Still Rare, Still Ridiculed: Portrayals of Senior Characters On Screen in Popular Films from 2015 and 2016
This USC-Annenberg study describes how few characters aged 60 & up are represented in contemporary films— & how poorly
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Generations: The Pernicious Problem of Ageism
Devoted entirely to ageism, with commissioned articles by leading experts
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I Need You, You Need Me
The Young, the Old & What We Can Achieve Together: A report from Generations United & the Eisner Foundation on why it's so important to break down age barriers & how to do it
Informe mundial sobre discriminación por edad
El propósito de este Informe mundial sobre el edadismo es subsanar esta brecha y destacar la necesidad de adoptar un enfoque innovador y basado en los derechos, que aborde las estructuras sociales, legislativas y políticas subyacentes que han respaldado durante muchos años determinados supuestos acerca de la “edad” a lo largo del curso de vida.
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We Need to Talk About “Digital Ageism”
Age scholars Clara Berridge + Alisa Grigorovich call for critical analysis of the implications of AI and surveillance technologies in longterm care, and how they might contribute to ageism
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Tackling Ageism & Discrimination
A report in the context of the European Year for Active Ageing & Solidarity between Generations about age discrimination & what to do about it
Global Campaign to Combat Ageism Global Report on Ageism
WHO Global Report on Ageism
This groundbreaking report summarizes the best evidence on the nature & scope of ageism, its causes & effects & what strategies prevent and counter it. Includes specific recommendations for governments, the private sector & civil society.
Relatório mundial sobre o idadismo
O relatório sugere passos a serem adotados por todos os interessados diretos - incluindo governos, organizações da sociedade civil, instituições acadêmicas, instituições de pesquisa e empresas - para que as políticas e legislações novas e as já existentes sejam cumpridas e para orientar e estimular o contato entre gerações, visando beneficiar pessoas de todas as idades.
"W HAT CAN YOU EXPECT AT YOUR AGE?!" AN INVESTIGATION OF RECENT EXPERIENCES OF AGE DISCRIMINATION BY OLDER ADULTS ACCESSING HEALTH CARE INVESTIGATORS: AAKRITI CHHETRI & NATALIE KANAWATI OWN HEalth Consumers NSW
A detailed investigation of ageism in health care & how it affects older Australians’ wellbeing & quality of life