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Ageism and the labour process: towards a research agenda

Glover, Ian (1997) Ageism and the labour process: towards a research agenda. Personnel review, 26 (4). pp. 274-292. ISSN 0048-3486

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Offers a fairly general discussion of the significance of ageism in work and employment and then proceeds to suggest that labour process researchers might very usefully pay some attention to it. Writers about the labour process tend to emphasize the issue of labour exploitation and gender and race discrimination but, to some extent, seem to overlook the problem of ageism in work and employment. In this context, considers the character of links between a number of economic and social phenomena and ageism, namely life cycles, divisions of labour, managerialism and industrialization. Specific aspects of ageism in the UK are discussed and the need for debate and policy formulation about the issue of ageism is called for.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare
Schools: The Business School
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Depositing User: Cherry Edmunds
Date Deposited: 21 Jan 2009 15:38
Last Modified: 21 Jan 2009 15:38
URI: http://eprints.hud.ac.uk/id/eprint/3175

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