Age Discrimination Widespread in United States

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NEW YORK (February 27, 2006)”” Age discrimination is deeply embedded and widespread in American society according to a new report, Ageism in America, issued today by the International Longevity Center-USA (ILC-USA).

Ageism, the denial of basic human rights of older persons, is one of the most pervasive prejudices across human society says the ILC-USA. In the 114 page report, a multidisciplinary task force led by Dr. Robert N. Butler, President and CEO of the ILC-USA, document and analysis the numerous aspects of age discrimination, including discrimination in the workplace, elder abuse, lack of emergency preparedness for older persons, and the negative impact of the media and the marketplace. The ILC-USA considered existing research, current findings, policies and services that address these unreported issues.

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