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Inequalities Related ,to Aging

In previous chapters. we have seen how prejudice and discrimination may be directed toward individuals based on ascribed   characteristics-such as race/ethnicity or gender-over which they have no control.  The same holds true for ag


Stereotypes regarding older persons reinforce ageism. defined in Chapter 4 as prejudice and discrimination against people on the  ass of age, particularly against older persons. Ageism against older persons is rooted in the assumption that people become   attractive. unintelligent. asexual. unemployable. and mentally incompetent as they grow older. Ageism is reinforced by   stereotypes, whereby people have narrow. fixed images of certain gr One Sided Added and exaggerated images of older people are   tied repeatedly in everyday life. Older persons are often  stereotyped as thinking and moving slowly; as being bound to themselves~s  ND their past. unable to change  and grow; as being unable to move often moving often moving backward. They are viewed as   narky. sickly. and lacking in social value; as egocentric and demanding; as shallow. enfeebled. aimless. and absentminded.

Posted on September 5, 2014 in Aging and inequality based on age

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