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Unequal ageingThe untold story of exclusion in old age$
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Paul Cann and Malcolm Dean

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9781847424129

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781847424129.001.0001

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What does it mean to be old?

What does it mean to be old?

(p.101) Five What does it mean to be old?
Unequal ageing

Baroness Julia Neuberger

Policy Press

Age discrimination is widespread. Though some, especially those who live into a healthy and sufficiently wealthy older age, with activities for the mind and the capacity to feel needed, are not necessarily discriminated against as much as those whose bodies play them up more or whose minds begin to go. This latter group of older people remain to be seen as a cost to society. The author outlines several areas where discrimination and prejudice are experienced by older people. The chapter ends with a call for a change to the assumption that older people are not valuable to society as a whole. But to get these changes to come about, to be recognised as important, sensible, and indeed essential, there is a need for older people out there on the barricades, with a certain amount of rage in their hearts and fire in their bellies.

Keywords:   age discrimination, older people, prejudice, prejudice

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