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By Denise Gosselin Caldera M.A. (auth.), Patricia Brownell, James J. Kelly (eds.)

This ebook promotes an knowing of ageism, discrimination and mistreatment of older grownup employees, incorporating a world human rights viewpoint. The impression of ageism at the mistreatment of older grownup employees has to not date been tested intensive throughout the lens of overseas human rights tools, nor has discrimination opposed to older adults within the office been framed as a sort of elder abuse for learn and coverage making reasons.

This e-book provides a multi-disciplinary exploration of those topics as they impact paintings and retirement of older adults. It displays the view that older those who decide to paintings into previous age might be in a position to accomplish that in allowing paintings environments that advertise dignity and are freed from abuse.

The contributing authors come from many disciplines, together with legislations, psychology, social paintings, enterprise, and overseas affairs. Many are individuals of the overseas community for the Prevention of Elder Abuse (INPEA), a non-governmental association with consultative prestige on the United international locations, and feature committed their specialist careers to extend information and figuring out of elder abuse which will hinder it. The editors desire that broadening the framework during which elder abuse within the office is known will stimulate extra study, coverage and software improvement to handle this troubling social challenge.

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The authors of this chapter argue that the dimension of mistreatment of older people in the workplace should be included in a conceptual model of elder abuse in order to better reflect the reality of productive and active aging. Efforts to develop a comprehensive theory of elder abuse or mistreatment in domestic settings generally posit a transactional model that includes a victim of mistreatment, and a responsible actor or perpetrator, both of whom are the focus of analytic attention (National Research Council 2003).

It is in the interest of all generations to avoid negative 1 Older Workers and Human Rights: National and International Policies and Realities 15 characterizations of older persons, and to view them as vital and productive members of society. Governments and international bodies, such as the UN, have played a role in promoting policies that support the productive efforts and opportunities of the older generation. But much is left to be done—by individuals, businesses, organizations and government—to ensure that older persons achieve their appropriate place in the world of work.

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