Problem

Ageism


Experimental visualization of narrower problems
Other Names:
Active prejudice towards elders
Prejudice against the aged
Denial of rights to elderly
Age discrimination before the law
Prejudicial treatment of older people
Nature:
The systematic oppression of older people by younger ones. People of advancing age are silenced by retirement and the cult of youth, and isolated from contact with other age groups. The result is a peculiarly suicidal vision of life as a journey to nowhere. Health, welfare and social programmes for the aged have to deal with this pervasive attitude not only among younger people, but often as strongly among the elderly themselves.
Reduces:
Gerontocracy
Problem Type:
F: Fuzzy exceptional problems
Date of last update
03.12.2017 – 02:51 CET