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dc.contributor.authorWood, Geoffreyen_US
dc.contributor.authorWilkinson, Adrianen_US
dc.contributor.authorHarcourt, Marken_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T15:09:18Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T15:09:18Z
dc.date.issued2008en_US
dc.date.modified2009-03-05T06:54:01Z
dc.identifier.issn14608545en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1111/j.1468-2370.2008.00236.xen_AU
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/21499
dc.description.abstractThis review highlights some of the principal issues and debates surrounding age discrimination at the workplace. Essentially, the existing research in this area can be divided into three broad, although somewhat overlapping, categories. The first explores the underlying causes and consequences of age discrimination at the workplace from one or other theoretical tradition. The second broad body of literature encompasses empirical studies which document the nature and extent of age discrimination, based on the use of official statistics, and/or firm-level survey evidence. The third explores the effects of various governmental initiatives to reduce the incidence of age discrimination and policy options in this area. Even though age discrimination is widely accepted to be prevalent, its causes are rather more contentious. Age discrimination has variously been ascribed to market imperfections, the product of rational choices and the effects of long-term changes in the nature of the economy. Policy interventions may be prompted by economic pressure, demographic changes or cultural shifts, and have involved voluntary codes as well as legislation. Although voluntary codes have generally proved ineffective, the literature indicates that more formal regulations may still have only limited efficacy, underscoring the deeply rooted nature of age discrimination in society.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_AU
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dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherBlackwell Publishingen_US
dc.publisher.placeUKen_US
dc.publisher.urihttp://www.wiley.com/bw/journal.asp?ref=1460-8545en_AU
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom425en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto442en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue4en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalInternational Journal of Management Reviewsen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume10en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_AU
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode350201en_US
dc.titleAge Discrimination and Working Life: Perspectives and Contestations - A Review of the Contemporary Literatureen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.rights.copyrightCopyright 2008 Wiley-Blackwell Publishing. This is the author-manuscript version of the paper. Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. The definitive version is available at www.interscience.wiley.comen_AU
gro.date.issued2008
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