Download PDF by Erdman Palmore PhD: Ageism: Negative and Positive

By Erdman Palmore PhD

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ISBN-13: 9780826170019

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During this up to date version, Palmore offers a complete assessment for plenty of diversified sorts of ageism together with the curiosity suggestion of confident ageism, which initiatives onto the aged as a bunch conventional virtues like knowledge. He discusses either person and social affects on attitudes in the direction of the elderly; analyzes institutional styles of ageism; and explores how you can lessen the effect of ageism at the aged. This ebook is a helpful source and textual content for college kids and execs drawn to the sociology of getting older in our society.

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Compulsory retirement at age 65 is a common example of discrimination against elders. Conversely, some differential treatment of age groups is appropriate, such as differential premiums for life insurance by age groups. Ageism is an increasingly important issue because of the rapidly increasing numbers of older people; the federal budget deficits; the personal, economic, social, and cultural costs of ageism. Ageism also violates basic democratic principles. Elders are like minority groups in that they have identifying characteristics with accompanying status-role expectations, they suffer from prejudice and discrimination, and some have a sense of group identity.

Among those under 65, only 1% said the 60s or 70s. Even among those who have reached the later years themselves (that is, older than age 65) only 8% said the 60s or 70s! The most frequently chosen "best years" were the 20s and 30s (chosen by most the total). " about half of those specifying the "worst years" chose the 60s or 70s. The other half tended to pick the teens or the 20s as the worst years. As for why people chose the older years as the "worst years," more than two thirds said "bad health," "illness," or some other term for physical decline.

The abuser was most commonly a spouse, usually the wife! Housing More and more elders are concentrated in certain states, counties, sections of cities, and in special residences for elders (Streib, 1995). There are high concentrations of elders in California, Arizona, and Florida. The urban aged are concentrated in the central city, and the rural aged are concentrated in villages. The question that cannot be answered at present is how much of this concentration is voluntary and how much is overtly or covertly Types of Ageism 33 forced on elders by others.

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