Ageism, Language and the Law
(2011) 31 Windsor Review of Legal and Social Issues 133
23 Pages Posted: 8 Jun 2013
Date Written: November 11, 2011
Many aspects of North American culture perpetuate ageism, yet as a society we have been so conditioned by the prejudice and discrimination against old age that we often fail to acknowledge its existence. One of the common ways that ageism is reflected and reinforced in culture is through the use of ageist language. Ageist language includes any and all stereotypes or beliefs about aging. These stereotypes can be found in the media, healthcare and education system, workplace, and even regular, everyday conversations. The purpose of this paper is to describe how ageist language permeates one aspect of culture: written judgments.
Keywords: Ageism, Elder Law, Elder Law
JEL Classification: J70, K10, K40
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